Alex Papadimoulis: The VP/CTO/Salesman blew up: </p><blockquote><p><em>You're joking, right? Another DLL!?! There's absolutely no reason for that. I'm sick of all of these add-ons! </em></p><p>... [snip 5 minutes of ranting] ... </p><p><em>I've been talking with another developer. He says that with C#, we don't need DLLs and that, unlike your precious FoxPro, .NET does not have a runtime!</em> </p></blockquote><p>Josh tried to explain to him that .NET does, in fact, use DLLs. He agreed that .NET is an excellent choice, but that redeveloping would be significantly more expensive than the $99 component fee. He also added that .NET would, in fact, have a rather large runtime of twenty-five megabytes compared with FoxPro’s three megabytes. Naturally, the VP/CTO/Salesman disagreed.
Deciding to use CR/LF when everyone else in the world already uses just LF: Priceless.
Alexis de Torquemada:And if the same even holds for other open source licenses, why does Apple dare to include much of FreeBSD in their commercial, partially closed source, operating system Mac OS X?