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lachoy
  chris.winters@gmail.com
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I am actually Chris Winters; I am actually living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; I am actually married and have three cats. (Guess what one of them is named?) I am the "OpenInteract" guy, which could be good or bad.

Journal of lachoy (1663)

Tuesday June 18, 2002
12:59 PM

More GUI foo

[ #5744 ]

Still poking along with Swing. The ORA book was kind of right and kind of not -- I wound up downloading the code examples and adding a setVisible(true) here and there until things displayed ok.

However, I'm now trying to follow along with some of the tuturials Sun has online. For some reason I keep forgetting these exist. And when I remember I'm always pleasantly surprised by their quality and depth, as well as the sheer number of tutorials that are freely available there.

As a result, Swing is starting to click but not quite there yet. A lot of it is forgetting my crippled as feeble HTML monkey.

I'm also trying think of my complements so I can figure out how to commoditize them. I'm thinking Nasoya, XEmacs and unsweetened iced tea for starters, but I'm sure there are more.

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  • Good points, but every time the author mentions the GPL, he says something about it being against capitalism. It's not, and never has been. Eric Raymond, the free-market libertarian, was using the GPL a long time ago. Free-software/open-source folks aren't commies. At least, not all of us. :)

    In fact, I like the GPL. I'm a laissez-faire capitalist. I believe in strong property rights and weak intellectual property rights (because IP is sort of an artificially created construct, an artifact of governm

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • I should have been clearer -- it's an interesting article, but imposing a monolithic view of why people (or companies) create opensource/free software will either be too general to mean anything or wrong. However, it is IMO leading down the right path to a productive way for companies to view opensource: as a business decision to further the central goals and strategies -- it's just another tool. The dichotomy of opensource/capitalist is BS in the real world.
      • "Me too" to everything you said.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers