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Secret dream : make Sublime Text open source

Re: Secret dream : make Sublime Text open source

Postby Steve Davis on Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:48 am

IMHO I'd say "be careful what you wish for". Open Sourcing an active and thoughtful project could lead to enormous confusion. Open Sourcing works where the path is unclear, which is not the case with Sublime. As a paying user of Sublime, I am more than happy with the chosen path, and have found myself trusting the decisions made, the pace of innovation, and the quietly considered and absolute reference point. I cannot say the same for many "plugins" I have tried, which are somewhat arbitrary and often not well thought through. So I'd say, keep it closed source. Consider that the benefits of this editor far exceed the modest payment required to register.
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Re: Secret dream : make Sublime Text open source

Postby Vortico on Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:20 am

Binaries of Sublime Text (up to build 3059 at this time) are offered on this website with copyright restriction but no physical restriction. What is the benefit of physically restricting the source, while it could be physically offered with the same legal restrictions?
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