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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
leo-bogert
post Nov 14 2012, 13:48
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Some quick internet searching showed that you do not plan to make foobar2000 open source.
I think this is very sad because it is one awesome piece of software.

Have you put anybody in place to publish the source code if you die?

To me, open source is not only about giving away stuff, it is also about preserving great software for the use of society smile.gif
It would be very sad if this software you can be very proud of became abandoned because of a stupid accident which can always happen.

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post Nov 14 2012, 13:58
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Little known fact - foobar2000 is actually maintained by his cats.


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post Nov 14 2012, 14:48
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QUOTE (Zao @ Nov 14 2012, 13:58) *
Little known fact - foobar2000 is actually maintained by his cats.


foocats even, a subcategory of lolcats
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post Nov 14 2012, 15:01
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QUOTE (leo-bogert @ Nov 14 2012, 14:48) *
abandoned because of a stupid accident which can always happen.


do you happen to sell life insurance? wink.gif

nothing lasts forever.
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post Nov 14 2012, 15:25
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post Nov 14 2012, 16:31
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QUOTE (lvqcl @ Nov 14 2012, 22:25) *

Where did they get the "200 Linus Torvaldses" from?

On-topic: Do we have 200 Peters on stock? Or... even... 2000?!? laugh.gif


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post Nov 14 2012, 17:44
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Peter is DEATH himself, so he probably can't die.


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post Nov 14 2012, 17:46
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You know what would destroy foobar2000 harder than this unlikely event?
Opening the source to the core. Filthy amateurs would immediately fork it and/or rely on internal implementation detail and quirks. The discussion has been had many times over, and open source is not the solution.

The proper solution would be inheriting the codebase to some of the trusted inner circle, and it wouldn't surprise me if grand fallbacks along those lines aren't already possible.

Anyway, if someone really wanted to, they'd write an interface-compatible player. They could even make it cross-platform if they were so inclined.


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post Nov 15 2012, 02:12
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QUOTE (Zao @ Nov 14 2012, 17:46) *
You know what would destroy foobar2000 harder than this unlikely event?
Opening the source to the core. Filthy amateurs would immediately fork it and/or rely on internal implementation detail and quirks. The discussion has been had many times over, and open source is not the solution.

The proper solution would be inheriting the codebase to some of the trusted inner circle, and it wouldn't surprise me if grand fallbacks along those lines aren't already possible.

Anyway, if someone really wanted to, they'd write an interface-compatible player. They could even make it cross-platform if they were so inclined.

You seem to have lots of prejudice against your fellow developers.
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post Nov 15 2012, 13:53
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Yup.

Most people don't realize that it's possible until it happens to someone you know or care about, and then it truly sucks.

I wouldn't apply the moniker "developer" to them though, more like low-life respectless criminal scum.

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post Nov 15 2012, 15:30
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Zao: think what you will, but from what I gathered, Miriam didn't violate either the LGPL or HA's terms of service. Can we do without libelous and potentially TOS #2 violating name calling please?

IMO, all Peter needs to do (and may have done already), is to put foobar2000 in his will and provide someone trustworthy (a notary, parent or friend) with whatever passwords / decryption keys necessary to access the source code and transfer it to the designated person(s).


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post Nov 15 2012, 18:15
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QUOTE (leo-bogert @ Nov 14 2012, 06:48) *
To me, open source is not only about giving away stuff, it is also about preserving great software for the use of society smile.gif


Who cares?
Its DEATH's product. He can do what the hell he wants. >_>
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post Nov 15 2012, 18:58
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QUOTE (skamp @ Nov 15 2012, 06:30) *
Zao: think what you will, but from what I gathered, Miriam didn't violate either the LGPL or HA's terms of service. Can we do without libelous and potentially TOS #2 violating name calling please?
Miriam did violate the wishes of the developer of the code he used, and warped a project designed for community-benefit into one designed to line his own pockets.

Back off. You are clearly out of your element.


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post Nov 15 2012, 22:58
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QUOTE (ojdo @ Nov 14 2012, 17:31) *
Where did they get the "200 Linus Torvaldses" from?


By proxy. One Nina Reiser and the remaining 199 hacked out of John McAfee's harem.

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