J. Landman Gay <jacque@[redacted].com>
On 2/25/13 4:46 PM, Scott Raney wrote:
> PS: Im not buying the I cant contribute because itd limit my
> options excuse: You dont even have to look at the code to benefit
> from the vast increase in market penetration the *language* would get
> if this open sourcing happens.
You're still here! Hey. :)
That's what I was thinking too. Heaven knows I couldn't even read C++
not to mention write it. The source code won't do me any good at all and
I am not very likely to ever look at it. But the numbers of potential
users is a huge deal for me. It will inspire all the things that
HyperCard did: the creativity, the approachability, the tinkering, the
sense of community, the awe that people feel for the first time when
they can actually do stuff. It will even allow today's 9-year-olds to
make those awful stacks that the AOL forum staff both hated and adored.
I miss that so much. It was what bound this group together to begin with.
I wish I'd saved a copy of "Man gets beheaded by a ceiling fan." If this
goes through, maybe the original author's son will write it again.
> PPPS: The thought of exposing all that code I wrote to public
> examination (and maybe criticism) does put me in a bit of a quandary,
> but I am at least encouraged that clean up and restructuring is a big
> part of what the Kickstarter campaign will be funding and is
> something that will most likely never happen otherwise. Perhaps some
> of you can even help with that even if you cant pledge at this
I think after all the changes that have gone on over the last ten years,
most of what used to be in there has been altered enough that even you
wouldn't recognize it. So don't worry. You can always just say it isn't
your code. :)
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque@[redacted].comHyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com