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Posted: Sep. 17 2006,01:36 QUOTE

Quote (humpty @ April 06 2006,08:45)

I'm not sure exaclty I get  where Robert's view of this goes, but I feel maybe it's a bit like ticket touting.
You create a sports or concert venue and officially sell tickets only later see them exchanging in the 'market' for 10 to 50 times their value

That's an excellent analogy, humpty. This phenomenon is an inevitable problem when giving software away for free, or when undercharging for tickets for a gauranteed sell out. Now, undercharging for tickets is a marketing ploy, for overall financial gain, but free software makers are doing it out of the kindness of their hearts.

If somebody pays me to write a software program for them, and allows me to keep ownership, and I just download something FOSS, make a few tweaks, and get paid for it, is that fair to the original devs?

If I give my brother a cool video game for Christmas, and he sells it to his friend for $50, is that fair to me? If I spend a Saturday helping a friend repair his beat up couch, and then he sells the couch for $300, is that fair to me?

The answer is: Fair? Probably not, but somewhat debatable. Possible, going to happen? Definitely. Where there is a need, there is a market. That isn't likely to ever change.
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Posted: Oct. 03 2006,00:10 QUOTE

Wait, there's a book on DSL?  Where could I buy one?

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Posted: Oct. 15 2006,21:10 QUOTE

Quote (mikshaw @ April 06 2006,14:15)
Quote (clacker @ April 06 2006,10:56)
I was able to get xfoil to compile.  You can get the blas using apt-get install blas and after modifying the makefile a little (gcc3 -> gcc and adjusting for include locations) it compiled fine.

I made an xfoil.dsl from it and if mikshaw doesn't mind, I'll submit it.

Of course I don't mind.  My only motivation was that it would mean an extra $40 toward DSL development.  Hopefully this offer will still be honored now that you have it working in DSL =o)

Hey Guys, 'long-time-no-see

After loading dsl on my latest play system I saw that Xfoil is now in the MyDSL menue and it works quite well here on my couch computer.

Apparently  "Clacker"  produced the extension.

I have just donated $40 to DSL through thier pay-pal account.

BTW: I apologise for being so slow on this but my DSL box died and I havent been here for months.
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