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59. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 18:54 Creston
 
Bhruic wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 14:13:
Look at it this way - all of the words in a book are publicly available. There's nothing "hidden" behind the scenes. Books are, effectively, open-source. And yet people still make money selling them.

Really? You try taking a book's first few chapters and then writing a different final 14 chapters to it, and see how well your open-source defense works when your ass is sued off for stealing.

I know what he's saying. He's saying that everything on Linux should be open-source. But you can't expect the entertainment industry to work on an open-source model. People need to eat from the work they've done. It's their job, not their hobby they do in the late hours of Saturday night.

So if games were to massively come to linux, whining that they wouldn't be open-source doesn't really help. If linux wants to make it big, this would be a good thing for it. (and yes, I understand that the hippie doesn't really care that much about linux, just about his concept of free software and how it should work.)

I think the GNU is wonderful, but you can't simply expect the entire world to start revolving around it. Nobody is going to spend years making games if it meant others could grab whatever they wanted out of said game and make their own game with it.

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