Reply to post: Re: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet

Did you know?! Ghidra, the NSA's open-sourced decompiler toolkit, is ancient Norse for 'No backdoors, we swear!'

jake Silver badge

Re: why on Earth give this away for free to everyone on the planet

I wasn't talking about those later-day corporations. Re-read mine. The time-frame I was referring to was pre mid 1970s, or thereabouts. Look up Bill Gates "Open Letter to Hobbyists", should give you a rough idea of when the notion that all source should be proprietary started. Apple resisted this at first, but was soon sucked in ...

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