[Python-il] [Israel.pm] [hackers-il] Re: Perl Vs. Python on Various Points

Gabor Szabo szabgab at gmail.com
Mon Jul 13 14:07:04 IDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Shlomi Fish<shlomif at iglu.org.il> wrote:
> I think your analogy is more or less valid here, even though I may argue that
> a single car is not analogous to code that you distribute to customers at a
> lot of cost.

> Personally, I think more software companies should trust their customers (like
> FOSS developers trust their users), and realise that what matters is not how
> many people violate the licensing terms, but how many of them would have been
> paying customers:

I am sure companies are worried about someone using their code without paying
the license fee but I think they are a lot more worried about someone
taking their
code and selling a competitive product.

Again something that happened to me:

I published the content of one of my training courses so people can
read it and one
of the high-profile training companies copied it and uses it directly
competing against
me with a much better marketing department.

Interestingly I happen to know someone who was a manager in the parent
company of
that training company and he said something like
"copying others material is an industry standard in Israel".
as if that will make me happier.


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