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"Jerry Stuckle" <js*******@attglobal.netschreef in bericht
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If the code is worth more than $600 per year, why WOULDN'T you want to pay
to protect it?
You probably think you are very smart but you are the one spending 600 a
year to protect code worth 601, leaving 1 for you and 600 for the other guy.

Goodbye.

Sep 26 '08 #1
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mijn naam wrote:
"Jerry Stuckle" <js*******@attglobal.netschreef in bericht
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>If the code is worth more than $600 per year, why WOULDN'T you want to
pay to protect it?

You probably think you are very smart but you are the one spending 600 a
year to protect code worth 601, leaving 1 for you and 600 for the other
guy.

Goodbye.

$1 is still better than $0.

But in that case I probably wouldn't even bother writing the code.
That's less than one day at my regular rates, and probably not worth
protecting, anyway.

And yes, "the other guy" deserves the 600. It cost Zend a lot more than
that to develop their obfusticator. Or do you think are the only one
who should be paid a fair price for your code?

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Sep 26 '08 #2

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r0g
mijn naam wrote:
"Jerry Stuckle" <js*******@attglobal.netschreef in bericht
news:gb**********@registered.motzarella.org...
>If the code is worth more than $600 per year, why WOULDN'T you want to
pay to protect it?

You probably think you are very smart but you are the one spending 600 a
year to protect code worth 601, leaving 1 for you and 600 for the other
guy.

Goodbye.
I see how that may burn but what do you expect for free???

Generally people write open source because they like the idea of free
software (in both senses). Now why do you think any of those good and
generous people would spend their spare time writing software to help
protect other peoples commercial, effectively CLOSED SOURCE SOFTWARE!?

It's not going to happen is it?

Roger.
Sep 26 '08 #3

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"r0g" <ai******@technicalbloke.comschreef in bericht
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mijn naam wrote:
>"Jerry Stuckle" <js*******@attglobal.netschreef in bericht
news:gb**********@registered.motzarella.org...
>>If the code is worth more than $600 per year, why WOULDN'T you want to
pay to protect it?

You probably think you are very smart but you are the one spending 600 a
year to protect code worth 601, leaving 1 for you and 600 for the other
guy.

Goodbye.

I see how that may burn but what do you expect for free???
First of all: I'm not expecting anything. As said before: I'm looking at
this from the OP's perspective.

Second: I still feel comments like 'If the code you want to protect is worth
less than $600 a year, why
bother to protect it?' and 'Why shouldn't YOU pay for someone else's code
....' aren't fair. Perhaps the OP isn't able to pay $600 and perhaps he
could afford $100 *and* accept a lower quality. Nobody asked, did you?

I can think of reasons to protect code even if one is not making a single
penny from it. I (and probably you too) may not agree that this is
appropriate but some people still believe in security through obscurity. Or
one may not want large software companies in Redmond to be able to view
their code (although I believe they will if they want, because they still
can should they want which they won't.)
Generally people write open source because they like the idea of free
software (in both senses).
Where did I ask for open source software? I claimed that competition would
probably result in a lower price. How do you end up at open source from
'lower price' ?
But all this discussion is moot, per your answer in
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Sep 28 '08 #4

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