source (was: The Hurd)

Alessandro Rubini rubini at
Tue Mar 26 09:55:21 UTC 2002

> I think 'being a real programmer' is not the only issue, why someone
> would want to have sources available. Let's take the usual case of
> proprietary software: A company uses product X for a number of years,
> [...]

Yes, that's a very important point. Thanks for raising it.

The idea that sources are only useful to programmers is very
widespread, but it's absolutely wrong. Anyone can use the source by
hiring a programmer, but they don't realize it.


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