Sunday, February 2, 2014

Free As In Freedom

(apologies to Sonnet 16)
Let me not to the usage of free code
Admit impediments. Tools are good tools
Which alter when they alteration find,
Or bend with the remover to remove:
O, yes! They are an ever-fluid cast,
That look on /tmp sets and are never shaken;
They are the star to every wondering mind,
Whose worth's unknown, although their source be taken.
They're not Time's fool; though rosy opts and feats
Within your lending github repos come,
They alter so with your dire wants and needs,
And bear it out even to the HEAD of origin.
  If this be error, and upon me ruled,
  I never pushed, nor no man ever pulled.