Yesterday’s rant may have been a bit extreme, but, really, you tell me.
You tell me.
Is it REALLY possible that some guy, we’ll call him “Dr. Evil”– will gather up all the MSFS mods that are freely available, and then strip them of all evidence of their origin and take out any reference to their creator, and then put HIS name on them, and put them on a special website, and claim “Here is my work, I did this, and I want to make a good living from the donations and advertising that will be here due to my fantastic collection of MSFS add-ons that I, Dr. Evil, made.”
Really? Really? Do you think that is going to happen? What is it that makes the MSFS people want to put a fence around intellectual property? It’s not money. No, they want more than that…
Here’s what I think.
There are no basement-dwelling dweebs screaming for a lawyer when their precious is abducted and given away under false pretenses.
I think the whole damn thing– the entire phenomena of grown men acting like pissy little children and putting a “cease and desist” order in the readme.txt of every mod they make is NOT the result of simple human weakness. Oh no. It’s due to some kind of filthy plot to make this evil idea of “thought ownership” into something mainstream.
And the only reason Microsoft is back in the flying business is that they were tempted to take up this matter again. They are, for whatever reason, going to continue to push the “thought theft” agenda.
Clear your brain meadows, oh peoples. Is that thought you’re having mine? Can you prove you had it while leaving the truckstop in Barstow? You’re under arrest for thought theft.
Tell it to the judge.