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Monthly Archives: July 2007

Open Source Bounties

Information wants to be free
Economically speaking, it is more efficient to pay for the production of information than to pay for information itself.
This is true for a number of reasons:
1. Information is a public good, and therefore can’t be sold
2. Copyright creates artificial monopolies, which cause market innefficiency
3. Because copyrighted information is non-rival, and the [...]

IcoFX: Freeware Icon Editor

It’s always a headache to create Windows icons.
Visual Studio 2005’s icon editor can’t save 32-bit color icons, so one usually has to resort to using an external program.
In fact, Microsoft’s guide to Creating Windows XP Icons requires the use of a program called Gif Movie Gear, which has a licence fee of about $30.
After looking [...]