ImageDisk project is canceled

der Mouse mouse at Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA
Tue Dec 20 10:45:39 CST 2005


> Where's your code, Mr. Mouse?

Almost all of it is up for anonymous ftp from
ftp.rodents.montreal.qc.ca.

> But it's his, to do with and to distribute as he pleases.

Everybody keeps saying this as though it somehow makes it all OK.

As I remarked in a response to Cameron Kaiser,

>> [...], and after Dave said he would release the source when he was
>> good and ready to (his right, I might add, and even though he
>> doesn't have to justify why he wants it that way, he did),
> His *right*, feh.

Just because he has a right to do something does not mean it is a good
thing for him to do.  (My usual example is farting in a crowded
elevator.)  Yet I've now seen two people writing as though "it's his
right to do this" implies some kind of "he should be not be criticized
for doing this".  I don't get it.  Do you really think it does?

> The SOB who does the work gets to choose what he does with it.

Certainly.  And everyone else gets to think more or less of him for it.
As far as I can recall, the only thing I said that was critical of Dave
was that his distribution policy took him down a few notches in my
eyes.  (Well, before he got mad about it, at least; since then I have
criticized the way he reacted too.)

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