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reversal will occur (which likely will overshoot again). However, it's
hard to predict the future. Those trends are really. So more in terms of
10-20 years from now. Or maybe it doesn't happen after all? Time will tell.
Didn't read every word, but interesting enough. Thanks.

My messages not intended to be thoroughly :P. It's more some unpolished thoughts coming to mind.

  And/so maybe in
the end it is a matter of philosophy and intention?
That's pretty good summary (why didn't I think of it myself ;- ).


You may advocate open source system, promote it. However please don’t make it a (flame) war/battle. Inf frame of allies and enemies. With good and bad believes. Take any religious clash from history in attempt to ‘convert’ people. Never worked, will not work. And lots of causality's. And waste of resources. And it even pretty trivial. Why is it necessary that everybody in the whole world has the same believe.

However I hope there is some mutual understanding within the open source/closed source community (including users) about the importance and benefits of open standards. Open standard should obviously being kind setup like open source.

I could even think of .dll plugins response for writing the open standard (say ODT).  To prevent different interpretations or implementation mistakes. Obviously open source too. Another option is that the homegrown export filter code belonging to closed source apps regarding open standard being open source; simply to check for implementation errors.

The latter will likely be more problematic as it probably gives insight in the internal design (and says something about coding quality). So model must be found. Maybe kind of system MS uses for getting peeks into their source code. So a kind of permission basis; without high bars.

The biggest risk is closed source using open source without contributing. Contributing can take different forms. In development time/expertise or say license payment. Else your able to commercialize a package of open source components and price it as if you developed everything yourself. Not paying the fair share. Or kind of free ride mentality and I would call it intellectual theft.

And everybody using open source projects for free is issue regarding continuity and sustainability. And only being mentioned in the credits, is a lovely symbolic gesture but ultimately everything we want money (or other stuff which can be quantified in money)

But that’s creates the dilemma. The open source makes really hard to enforce contributions of co-developers/ company’s making use of open source without contributing their fair share. Code is open in the public; with barely strings attached. It’s the power of open source, but also the Achilles heel.


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