OK you may laugh (or you might cry) but what is the solution?
You can take a chance on anarchy or a dictatorship - either way you could make a profit or starve. The same problem occurs whenever you sign up to use a big company's platform or API. As long as your concerns coincide life is good but as soon as there is a disagreement we all know who wins and who profits.
Every year Donald Knuth traditionally gives a lecture inspired by some tree-like topic, and even though he gave up the tree theme a year or two ago, the lecture is still called the Christmas Tree Lect [ ... ]
The I Programmer team tries to cover as many as possible of the languages you might be interested in, but now and then it's good to have outside help. This round up of posts from around the web is foc [ ... ]