30 Jul 2001 jonabbey   » (Journeyer)

I'm really tired. Was up til all hours last night getting Ganymede 1.0.5 released.

At the moment, I'm feeling a bit burnt out on it. I don't know whether people out there are finding it useful or not, and I have no idea whether much of anyone is actually using it apart from us and one oil company in Canada that adopted it in a way-way-way-too-early form from one of the 0.94 pre-releases.

Also, I've been tracking down and reading a lot of Brett Glass' anti-GPL rants, and I have started to wonder if releasing software under the GPL really is such a great public gift or not, as versus a FreeBSD-style license. I know lots of people say that Brett Glass is a whiner who wants to be able to make money off of other people's software, but it is true that when a GPL'ed piece of software exists for a particular purpose, it can suck all the air out of commercial versions of the same thing. I'm just not sure that the FreeBSD license is all that better on that count.

Anyway, I just wonder whether Ganymede will ever be 'done', and whether it matters a great deal. If it was a commercial product, I'd at least know whether it was worth anything to people. I've had useful bug reports from people, but no significant contributions from anyone outside of people that I work with for the last five years that I have been working on it.

<sigh> I'm just tired right now.

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