In my previous posting, I suggested that “scavenging, borrowing, and blatantly copy code” is the staple of modern software development; this is, of course, true. However, there are caveats to consider, both legal and technical.
In response to my Friday posting, RefuXsaid “Linux is cheap if your time is free”. This statement is, of course, absolutely correct. However a similar statement about the cost of your time can be made about operating systems that you have to pay for.
I’ve been given this pretty cool Linux desktop system to play with. It wasn’t until I started to download Eclipse 3.1 that I realized it was a 64 bit installation (the Eclipse download page detects the operating system). Cool, I thought. The system even came with a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed, so I was good to go. Or so I thought.