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Open and Responsible

Nov 06, 2007, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Seigo)

"Nathan Willis complains about people complaining when other people take their work they are releasing under open licenses and runs off with it. In particular, the Oxygen icons.

"Here's what Nathan skips over: open doesn't mean 'no respect.' Open doesn't mean 'no responsibility.' When someone releases something openly, we have a huge amount of thanks to pay those people. When they make a simple request, such as, 'wait until we're done, please' it begs a person to stop and say, 'OK, I'll wait...'"

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