Im aware of this. Please show me where the mathematical algorithm for oroborus is public. Please show the site or document. Further, Cardano has not yet been completed. Surely not every development has been made public has it? I’m very well aware of what I’m talking about.
You’re nitpicking at a statement and not the spirit of the statement.
Let me guess, you’re on a Linux desktop, using open source software all of your hardware and chips are manufactured by an open source manufacturer, open source router, repeater, DWDMs, switches, all open source right. I’ll give you android as a freebie but have cases against that as well. You’re the open source super solider advocate right. If you’re not, your money is supporting the very argument I am putting forth. Ah…let me guess…there are no open source alternatives for most of the stuff I mentioned. Hmm…maybe because people that make those things need to get paid, feed their families, pay their mortgages, college funds, taxes.
The reality again is that open source is good for some things, and proprietary software is good for other things. My God man, you have PhDs in this very forum that do not understand the model of funding research then just giving it all away. Who invests in that? Generally, in the university setting, you want to patent these ideas, concepts, and methodologies. I have an idea. You go dig a hole, find the gold, then let me come extract it and sell it.
Money is the driver for this network whether you like it or not. If you say you’re not in it for financial gain in any way you’re a damn lie. That being said, if you’re in it for a dollar, you might as well be in it for a million. There is no difference what you call a person who steals a thousand dollars of yours or one that steals a million, they are still a thief.
Take that thought and apply it to software. You have a talented engineer, that is working on an open source project. I have a similar project. I offer to pay them well, take care of their family, benefits, the whole nine. On the open source project, they contributed their time for free. Most of the time, where do you think the talent will go? They will go to where they get paid. And sure some open source companies have great benefits…but ask yourself. How many products do you have right now that are open source? I bet you have more proprietary products around you then are freely available. Hell, I’m even willing to bet someone in your family has a secret recipe that they dont share. Why not go get that from them and share it with the world so that we can develop it? Give us that great idea that you have and share it with everyone so we can all help to make it better. While youre at it, get Colonel Sanders’ recipe. I’d like to make that at home and all of the recipes online are close but not exact.
There is a clear case why proprietary software, recipes, methods, and the likes are out there. It creates variety, spurs creativity, creates jobs, drives innovation, and the list goes on. In your world, I’ll call it the Star Trek world, sure it would be ideal to have everything being a collaborative effort and no money is needed…but thats not now and wont be for a long time. I mean a really long time. And this whole idea for a crypto and the reason you, I, and even Charles are in it, is because we’re hoping there is a payoff at the end of the road or beginning…however which way you look at it. You dont honestly believe that all of these folks are putting in their efforts to work for free do you? See in your world, they make a nice bundle and the Crown Jewels are out there…In my world, they walk out as mega millionaires for their work, and the early investors make out a little better than the late comers. Now they have enough money to start their own company and further develop the project if they want or they can go fishing, travel, and never work a day again in their life.
So you can go on and position yourself with that give everything away point of view. My position is simple. Keep what’s valuable as a IP, drive up the value of the network and the coins. Decentralization remains in place but there is greater value. Everyone benefits more financially. It’s a. High level view of things, maybe youre not grasping the concept.