According to David Sugar (author of the GNU Bayonne telephony platform):
“Some choose to believe they have a right to develop software with the help of and knowledge found in the world at large, and yet deny that same right to others … As such, I personally see the question of proprietary software as anti-social …”
I could not disagree more. If proprietary software is anti-social then does that not make all other proprietary products anti-social? What makes a software product, borne of creativity, innovation, and intellect, different from other products derived from the same efforts? Haven’t most products invented and constructed by mankind been borne of “knowledge found in the world at large”?
What’s your view?