Now that the AxeFx2 is retired and the AxeFx3 is running new code wouldn't it be cool if Fractal open sourced their AxeFX2 code to the community. That would awesome.
Sort of.. but still... even people working on open sources cannot work for free totally...either get a day job and create on free time, or depend on donations... I am sure you can relate to this for your own great contributions hereWell , with this logic no open-source would exist in the world ..
For AxeFx2 owners and a community of developers that would keep the AxeFX2 alive. I get it, IP is critical to your business, but how cool would it be to see someone take your old concepts and ideas and develop something new, something you never thought of. Maybe it's not the AxeFX2 code base but the Standard or the Ultra. An example of this is Linux, if we didn't have Linux opened sourced we wouldn't have Tivo, AWS, Azure, .. the list goes on. There are legal protections for open source code to keep others from profiting and you can also keep aspects of IP private. Can you imagine how this would dispute the industry and turn your into a category of one.
I get it, this is a sensitive topic and everyone looks at the worst case scenario. I like to see the art of the possible and new ideas and concepts that wouldn't have been possible. it's a crazy idea. There's a great lecture on why crazy ideas like this come up and why it's healthy to have open dialog.There were plenty of other *NIX variants before Linux came on to the scene. Your comparison is flawed and entirely speculative.
My comment was only about your claim that Linux enabled the technologies you mentioned to exist. It did not. Plenty of other operating systems were in flight when Linux came on the scene and would have been sufficient for those endeavors you claim exist because of Linux had Linux not gained in popularity. Linux had an attractive gravity to a certain type of developer than precipitated its rise. It, in and of itself, was not a novel or radical idea, but simply the most popular variant of an idea.I get it, this is a sensitive topic and everyone looks at the worst case scenario. I like to see the art of the possible and new ideas and concepts that wouldn't have been possible. it's a crazy idea. There's a great lecture on why crazy ideas like this come up and why it's healthy to have open dialog.