[time-nuts] Open source

David Kirkby david.kirkby at onetel.net
Fri Dec 7 20:09:02 UTC 2012

On 7 December 2012 15:00, Scott McGrath <scmcgrath at gmail.com> wrote:>

> What most people think about when they hear about open source is code released under variants of the GPL which require that code released to the public built with GPL tools be made available for no more than the cost of distribution ie you can charge for the cost of the optical disk and postage but no more.
> Scott

Whether the source code is open has nothing to do with what the tool
chain that might be used.

People write open-source code for things like FPGAs which need
expensive proprietry tools to load into the FPGA.

You can write programs for MATLAB, Mathematica, Labview etc and
open-source them. The fact they need pretty expensive software to be
of any use is irrelevant.


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