Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good ideas are hard; Implementation is easy!

All closed systems of any significant value will be reverse engineered eventually

While writing that tweet, I remembered a conversation I had with @rasmus a long time ago at where he said he prefered a BSD license for PHP over GPL, because they could easily replicate any significant proprietary/closed changes that businesses might make.

That's when it struck me: Any idea that becomes significant, can easily be implemented. It's coming up with a good idea in the first place that's hard.


Amit said...

I tend to disagree and have publicized a bunch of product ideas recently:

Maybe thats cause you have "actual skills" that can be used towards building products which make it seem easy for you :)

Love the new theme btw...

Sandeep Shetty said...

@Amit: I've rephrased the post to further clarify my thought. Does it make sense now?

About the theme: It's one of the new default themes on Blogger. I chose it because I like how it emphasizes the content. The fact that it also looks cool is an added bonus :)