Fault wrote:There's no reason to make it open source at the moment. Sure, open sourced software is brilliant, and it is great among similar communities as the one surrounding Sublime Text, but this has clearly become a full-time venture for Jon, and having to convert to open-source development cycles will probably not be sustainable, or particularly productive for achieving his key goals for Sublime text.
To be clear, I'm not really asking for ST to be open sourced right now. I appreciate it's probably an important source of income for the author. And honestly, I'm happy to pay for it.
I guess the "provisions" I was talking about was more like instructions left in a will or some other legal document that can allow for ST to be opensourced under certain conditions.
Good to see these kind of good thoughts for Jon!
I don't understand this reaction. Do you think I'm wishing
for this to happen? Is the topic so awkward that we can't even discuss it? I think it's reasonable to consider these scenarios.
Suspend disbelief for a moment and imagine if the Linux kernel was closed source and Linus was the sole author. Nobody would be worried about the bus factor with Linus? In many ways a kernel is more easily replaceable for me than a text editor I use for hours every day. We can we talk about the bus factor for Linus
but not for Jon? If anything, it's a compliment.