To take my question further…
We talk about purity a lot here on a technical level. However seeing corporate take overs in the past of large open source projects, who primary specialize in closed source products… strip mining of open source software ecosystems.
am i right to be cautious, or is everything going to be ok? How do we keep the nix ecosystem pure. I think it’s actually impossible.
Let me put in a non technical way,
Imagine your favorite band, you dig their records, however the record company (their pay masters) say they need to make a completely different kind of music. They do, the record flops and the band spits up with a bad taste in their mouths. The fans are distraught… how could my favorite band be told what to play…??? How could i let this happen?
So, hopefully Nix can retain artistic control of the the ‘product’. I strongly believe nix is a work of Computer Science Art.
Having worked for most the big boys, i know all their business practices in the market (or as they refer to ‘the battlefield’. ) , and bless em, they have infinite profit to make and mouths to feed. However , they very little concept of playing fair on the cricket pitch. I pointing the finger at all of them.
I guess this question should of been directed at the board, rather than yourself Ron, but if you want to talk further off line, you know where i am.
I’m about to put a large amount of skin into the game and my reputations on the line… so i need to know that nix is safe from these potentially negative influences to lose Independence and control.
I don’t want to suddenly wake up one morning, and Nix is owned by…say. …this would be a pure nightmare…
Love what your doing , I’m on board, until i have to jump ship and hit the fork button. ;-).
but the only forks i like, are to eat my lunch, (i use chop sticks)