On February 11, 2015 at 11:49:15, Bryan Davis (bd808(a)wikimedia.org) wrote:
On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 8:48 PM, Tyler Romeo <tylerromeo(a)gmail.com> wrote:
What is more important: allowing as many people to use
our libraries as possible, or protecting against our libraries from being used in
For me, allowing as many people to use our libraries as possible.
For the sake of the discussion, why?
For me, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. The advantage of getting more companies
to use our libraries is that (maybe) they will contribute back, similar to what Apple does
with LLVM. However, on the other side of the same coin, we are allowing the possibility
that companies will *not* contribute back, and instead keep their improvements to
themselves (to be clear, I am not implying malicious intent).