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  • leo-bogert
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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 
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.
  • Last Edit: 14 November, 2012, 07:51:57 AM by leo-bogert

  • Zao
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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Little known fact - foobar2000 is actually maintained by his cats.
Zao shang yong zao nong zao rang zao ren zao.
To, early in the morning, use a chisel to build a bathtub makes impatient people hot-tempered.

  • bubbleguuum
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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Little known fact - foobar2000 is actually maintained by his cats.


foocats even, a subcategory of lolcats

  • mjm716
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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abandoned because of a stupid accident which can always happen.


do you happen to sell life insurance?

nothing lasts forever.

  • lvqcl
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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  • ojdo
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
Reply #5
http://segfault.org/writing/segfault.org/Bus.html

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

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

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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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Peter is DEATH himself, so he probably can't die.
It's only audiophile if it's inconvenient.

  • Zao
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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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.
Zao shang yong zao nong zao rang zao ren zao.
To, early in the morning, use a chisel to build a bathtub makes impatient people hot-tempered.

  • leo-bogert
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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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.

You seem to have lots of prejudice against your fellow developers.

  • Zao
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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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.
  • Last Edit: 15 November, 2012, 07:53:32 AM by Zao
Zao shang yong zao nong zao rang zao ren zao.
To, early in the morning, use a chisel to build a bathtub makes impatient people hot-tempered.

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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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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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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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To me, open source is not only about giving away stuff, it is also about preserving great software for the use of society 


Who cares?
Its DEATH's product. He can do what the hell he wants. >_>

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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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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?
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.

  • Porcus
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Peter: What will happen to foobar2000 if you die?
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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.
  • Last Edit: 15 November, 2012, 04:59:00 PM by Porcus