"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Businesses giving back

Just got done with my brief pseudo-meeting with the COO, explaining that while we could in theory sell Archivist as a stand-alone product, he understood how unlikely that was (and if it ever become sellable, we could just offer support and customizations for it instead).

His comment was the same as it's been for the last three years when I ask him these questions (for stuff that isn't really worth releasing, unfortunately): "If we're gaining from open source, or Free, software, I think we, morally, should give something back."

Which just plain rules.

February 27, 2004 2:03 PM