Atlanta man fills potholes to ire of local government…
By failing to secure a county permit for his work, Cabrelli’s efforts were technically illegal under county code. Those permits signal county inspectors to check on repair work and to make sure the right materials are used in the right way, Brennan said.
Cabrelli, though, was unrepentant.
“It’s a lot easier to ask for absolution than approval,” he said. “All I’m trying to do is keep the neighborhood decent.”
VIDEO: Rap artist blames bad parenting for society’s ills in new single…
And I’m ashamed I played a part in this devilish game
Making your common sense perish
But I ain’t taking the full blame
Cause most of you chumps running around here ain’t never had strict parents
Linus Torvalds channels Ayn Rand…
In many ways, I actually think the real idea of open source is for it to allow everybody to be “selfish”, not about trying to get everybody to contribute to some common good.
Models hold up Android-based smartphones The Linux-based Android smartphone system has spread the use of Mr Torvalds’ invention
In other words, I do not see open source as some big goody-goody “let’s all sing kumbaya around the campfire and make the world a better place”. No, open source only really works if everybody is contributing for their own selfish reasons.
Now, those selfish reasons by no means need to be about “financial reward”, though.
The early “selfish” reasons to do Linux tended to be centred about just the pleasure of tinkering. That was why I did it – programming was my hobby – passion, really – and learning how to control the hardware was my own selfish goal. And it turned out that I was not all that alone in that.