[fpc-devel] Free Pascal introduction to the world

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Wed Nov 10 16:26:06 CET 2010

On Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Interface scope incompatibility with Delphi
> Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:57:13 +0200
> Op 2010-11-10 15:01, Michael Van Canneyt het geskryf:
>> This is open source: essentially a hobby project for us.
> [not directed specifically to you as a person, just thinking out loud]
> Maybe this little fact should be made public, and very clear on the front
> page of the FPC website. This will ensure no commercial entity will ever
> fall foolishly into the FPC trap. This will obviously benefit the FPC team
> too, because you will have less annoying users that actually try and use
> the product to make a living.

The term 'Open source' says it all: 
There are no guarantees, you get what you pay for.

Has been so since day 1, and can be read in each and every FPC source file:

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

It can't be stated more clear than this, I think.


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