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Re: No Emails for Sports Prediction Program, only Downloads


From: Inventor
Subject: Re: No Emails for Sports Prediction Program, only Downloads
Date: 30 May 2007 13:18:32 -0700
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On May 30, 1:37 pm, "Alfred M. Szmidt" <address@hidden> wrote:
>    I just released my Sports Prediction Program under the GNU GPL last
>    week.  I mentioned it on two newsgroup posts and so far have gotten
>    about 25 hits on the website, but zero courtesy emails.  Is it
>    common for people to just take the software without so much as a
>    thank-you email?  If GNU is in part a community of like-minded
>    folks, then why is this behavior so prevalent?
>
> Well, think about how many peoples software you are using on your
> average GNU variant.  Thanking each and single author of a program you
> use on a even daily basis is just not feasible, it might even be
> impossible to find who wrote what.

Alfred, you raise an interesting point.  Along the same thought, does
a singer worry about who listens to the song?  Does an author get all
worked up about who reads the book?  No, they just create, publish,
and then create some more.  So that is what I will do.  Thanks for
your perspective.




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