rasmus, amars, vab, others:
my extension to the thought is: a person who releases free software for the ethics
alone cannot appreciate the movement as much a person who, having satisfied their own
obstacles with software, resolves to freely pass their creation on to the world. and
there is resolution in doing this. everything i have learned, i have learned from
someone else. a book, a class, a discussion-- perhaps i have made a few original
discoveries. once my software is given to the world, i expect no reward, as i have
received so much already.
the creature who codes for the ethics alone is dependant on the ethics as a reward.
if the movement appears to falter, then they loose their inspiration. so i find it
encouraging to think about those software authors who released free software before
the Movement. why did they do it? maybe they were just nice people.
and i'm sure some people question my certification of bytesplit as Journeyer.
i suppose i don't have much of a defense, except that i tend to certify high. if someone
is keeping up their involvement on this site, then i feel like encouraging them. and if
i certify them as Journeyer, then there's a chance they might respect that. and actually
start acting like a Journeyer.