… Who can afford to do professional work for nothing? What hobbyist can put 3-man years into programming, finding all bugs, documenting his product and distribute for free? —Bill Gates, February 1976
..and yet, this company is the one that decided to own GitHub. Wow..
… We have written 6800 BASIC, and are writing 8080 APL and 6800 APL, but there is very little incentive to make this software available to hobbyists.
Not quite copyleft. Hard to say these guys will ever “get” open source, even with large parts of .NET and .NET Core being open.
There is very little incentive to not be full-on greedy.
Hard to say! I think the jury’s still out on this one. The times might be a-changin’.