Open and Responsible

“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


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Open Source Projects Close the Process, Something’s Wrong
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