open source vs. constructionist learning

Ismael Luceno ismael.luceno at
Tue Apr 13 04:14:34 EDT 2010

El Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:40:27 +0800
Carlos Nazareno <object404 at> escribió:
> Which of the 2 scenarios is constructionist?

How could you justify to not include source code?

That's evil. As evil as suggesting the use of a platform that children
would be unable to use if they wished to.

Even good documentation doesn't replace the need for source code,
because studying it isn't the only purpose, it's a matter of security,
durability, and simply the right to know what it's really doing under
the hoods. Having the ability to comfortably fix, enhace, and share
it, make it run on any architecture current and future, and also serve
as an aid to learn the language it's written on. But I'm sure there are
thousands millions of reasons more.

Also you shouldn't underestimate their ability to learn new skills.

Ismael Luceno
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