Slug: is-it-evil Date: 2001-02-10 Title: Is it evil? layout: post

From the I Still Don't Get It Department. Why does a leader of the commercial software community write software, the source for whose internals is largely available? What if I modify his software to suit my own purposes and break it? Following the logic of commercial software, wouldn't the software be better if it was in a black box? Is his software non-proprietary? Open source? Evil? Questions questions questions. I have so many questions.

Maybe we all don't fit in boxes.