Open Source Software
I am a keen supporter of open source software, and make small contributions to numerous projects. I also maintain the following projects:
- FCLIB: a mixed bag of PHP classes and functions
- MLSN: Multi-Lingual Semantic Network (or more modestly, a Japanese thesaurus)
- dcflash: An actionscript utility library, with focus on chart drawing and statistical analysis
I always use an MIT or BSD license for my open source projects, believing in the importance of freedom and the natural willingness of users to submit improvements, without the strong-arming of the GPL "virus" and similar licenses. When open source first became popular I did not really care, but I have become more and more convinced of the importantance of maximum freedom (over many years of having to reinvent libraries that were unusable in a project solely because they are GPL).