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Jun
22
comment Where and how should one announce their new open source application
@Fox There are lots and lots of download websites for assorted gratis software. But usually people don't browse through these websites looking for software they could need. Usually people have a specific problem, google "how to solve problem X?", find some forum post where someone says "Maybe try using Fox Problem X Solver", then they google for "Fox Problem X Solver Download" and then they find the download site. But without the forum post they would never have found your software.
Jun
16
comment Where and how should one announce their new open source application
Who is your target audience?
Jun
14
comment Creative Commons ShareAlike
This would be a good question for the new site Open Source Stackexchange which is going to launch any day now.
Jun
14
comment Best way to handle blank dates
@marcg I know, but I wanted the answer to be applicable for a wider audience. The problem doesn't just apply to this one class, it applies to every situation where you have variables which can have an "unknown" state.
Jun
9
comment To which extent can one take ideas from programs under GPL in developing a commercial app?
@tgkprog A website (like Facebook) can use GPL code all it wants without having to license anything under GPL as long as it is all server-sided. The GPL only forces you to open source your program to those people who receive copies of said program. When it all runs on your own servers, you aren't distributing it, so you can keep it to yourself. There is the AGPL license which closes this loophole, but there aren't many projects which use it.
May
28
comment What happens if some server side GPLv2 code is leaked?
This question might fare better on the proposed open source stackexchange site which still needs 53 people to commit to it before it can go into public beta.
May
13
comment At what point can I call GPL code my code?
This is a good answer, Ixrec. Did you consider to commit to the proposal for the new Stackexchange site Open Source Stackexchange? It still needs 78 people to commit to it so it can go into beta.
May
8
comment What was the date of the Java Alpha and Beta releases
...or maybe someone from the Time magazine received a fat bonus from Sun's marketing team for that article?
May
2
comment Can GPL be implied to a derivative work?
Good answer. Did you consider committing to the Open Source Stackexchange proposal?
May
1
comment Why is negative zero important?
Yes, but why is this important? Can you provide a practical, real-world example where the difference matters?
May
1
comment GPL - do you need to provide the sourcecode for the dependencies?
This would be a good question for area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/82234/… which still needs 91 users so it can go into beta. But to answer it you need to tell us the licenses of the libraries.
Apr
28
comment License opensource app for non-commercial
This would be a good question for the newly proposed open source stackexchange which still needs stackexchange users who commit to it so it can go into beta.
Apr
24
comment How do I design a Javascript Object to not use any public properties?
I don't think it is possible to have private variables without a constructor, because private variables need to be declared inside the scope of the constructor.
Apr
21
comment Do legal names matter with source code licensing in the USA?
How to deal with copyright and anonymous contributors would be a good topic for the new proposal Open Source Stackexchange which still needs people to go into beta.
Apr
21
comment I want a trivial example of where MongoDB can scale but a relational database will have trouble
@Doval I am pretty sure those people at Amazon who manage the product catalogues are not certified database administrators. They would be quite overqualified for such a simple job.
Apr
21
comment I want a trivial example of where MongoDB can scale but a relational database will have trouble
@Doval Sorry, I meant table, not column. Adding a new table is just as critical as adding a column and should be done by an administrator and not automatically.
Apr
21
comment I want a trivial example of where MongoDB can scale but a relational database will have trouble
@Doval That turns ugly when you want to add new product types. It will require to add a new database table which means it needs to be done by a database administrator and can't be done by a normal user.
Apr
19
comment Are there any impediment in the Apache License 2.0 to sell software?
When you have more questions about the Apache license, you might want to commit to the proposal for Open Source Stackexchange.
Apr
12
comment Software piracy and GPL
@gnasher729 I don't think that this is correct. When you are the sole copyright holder you should be allowed sell it for any price to any conditions you want. When you are not you only have the GPL which doesn't give you another choice than licensing it under GPL. I think we should explore this in form of a proper question when Open Source Stackexchange goes into beta.
Apr
12
comment “One of some”-type
An empty interface which serves no purpose but type identification is usually referred to as a "marker interface".