Open-source people

Posted: Wednesday 7 May 2014

I find the open source community hypocritical.

Now, it's not because of some unfounded experience that I have, or a direct attack on the community itself, I'm referring to the select few that claim to be "contributing" to open source by creating a project during one or two days and releasing them as "open source".
If you truly and desperately believe in open source because it played a role in achieving influence, then please don't do a U-turn on the community, unless you’re.. god, I forgot her name already....
Personally, I don't believe in the current state of "open source", because I'm not interested in doing an misguided U-turn on my moral compass and unethically lie to others. The philosophy of open source projects is all about being "open" and accepting changes and derivative work, not lying and shoving a big
"NOTE: This site is the official version of 2048. You can play it on your phone via All other apps or sites are derivatives or fakes, and should be used with caution."

message in the face of users.
I have once believed in open source software, but again, and again, realize that you are better off not open sourcing a project if you believe in ethics and don't want to have the conscience that someone else has taken advantage of your "generosity", though that's the point.
If you have gained notoriety for allowing derivative work, yet openly imply that they are fakes and hence "inferior", then why bother? "He told people that any apps are not official and pointed to one, saying that the author was impersonating him to boost downloads. He says that the game is open source and encourages people to build on it.". Is porting open-source software to another platform with proper attribution not open source, but instead copyright theft and impersonation?
It's hard to attempt to hide being a hypocrite by blatantly being a hypocrite, however in this case, you can shove it in everyone's face, and like lemmings jumping of a cliff, it's easy to understand why it's so easy to get everyone to turn their heads the other way.
You're better off close-sourcing the project and make a profit out of it...
Oh wait:
So, the direct implication is that 2048 is actually not open source? That's odd.. I thought that it was. Well, it looks like hypocrisy will prevail. And since it's like open source, the apparently people think that the whole world is open source, starting from three's code, 1024's code, and even the original 2048 code, you know, the 2048 that inspired 2048...
Edit: So as Microsoft open sources .net, I would like to extend upon this post a litte.
Microsoft still has its core platforms, Windows and Microsoft Office as closed source software, with terrible customer support for paying customers.
Now, the world is based upon double standards when it comes to open source software - sure open source software, but as soon as you've paid for software, then be apprehensive against open sourcing software (unless it's Microsoft).
Of course, I can't go against the tide of open-source software, but Microsoft recently bought Minecraft for $2 billion. People have paid for Minecraft, but I consider Minecraft to be dead because of the fact that Microsoft has bought it, it's no-longer this fantastic and innovative "indie game", it's a COMMERCIAL game.
If you justify Minecraft as being closed source, then get off your high horses, Mojang has made life hell for Minecraft Modders, yet people still expect OPEN-SOURCED mods to be made for Minecraft
The question now, is that will Microsoft open source Minecraft? I know that a majority of people will prefer Minecraft to be CLOSED SOURCE, but to be the devil's advocate, NOTCH IS A HYPOCRITICAL LIAR! Here's a reddit post that highlights my thoughts (by the way, Reddit itself is open source):
I posted this moments before mod /u/Mustek created this megathread and have asked him to post it here since it provides some new and consolidated information and he gave me the go ahead so here it is:
So as we've all heard, rumor has it that Microsoft may be buying Mojang for approximately $2 Billion dollars. I've decided to look into the matter further and have put together a handful of tweets and reddit posts by Notch to get some perspective on what may be happening. Here is a video analysis with relative links of his quotes below. Let me know what you all think after reviewing the evidence! Enjoy! :)
Bloomberg Article ►
Quote on from 2011:
"I plan on developing Minecraft until it's a finished complete game, with a downloadable client (with fullscreen mode), custom key re mappings and possibly modding support. For as long as people enjoy and purchase the game, I will develop extensions after the game is done. Once sales start dying and a minimum time has passed, I will release the game source code as some kind of open source. I'm not very happy with the draconian nature of (L)GPL, nor do I believe the other licenses have much merit other than to boost the egos of the original authors, so I might just possibly release it all as public domain."
Notch Tweets on Twitter:
► "Got an email from microsoft, wanting to help "certify" minecraft for win 8. I told them to stop trying to ruin the pc as an open platform." September 27th 2012
► "I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along. Maybe we can convince a few people not to switch to win 8 that way" September 27th 2012
► "Dinner with Microsoft. I got all worked up and nasty about Win8. I need a chill pill!" -November 7 2012
► "Anyway, my price is two billion dollars. Give me two billion dollars, and I'll endorse your crap." December 18 2012
► "We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out." March 25th 2014
► "Oh internet. If someone offers you $2bn, you take it. Even if that means running the risk that notch will forbid a minecraft version."
"I've turned down money like that."
► "And about now I'm officially over being upset about Facebook buying Oculus. I'm upset about there being a hole in my favorite sock instead." August 15 2014
Notch Quotes on Reddit: