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Avogado: When Open Source Doesn't Open and Source Doesn't Matter

Jul 21, 2004, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Luke Leighton)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"One frustration too many: time for a rant. When a bug in Mozilla (keyboard focus is on the previously selected window) has remained unfixed for at least 18 to 24 months, when XFree86 mouse interaction with PS/2 or GPM remains hazardous and makes a system unusable and that bug has been fobbed off to the kernel developers and not dealt with for at least two years--when there are more examples like this that make using Open Source software a pain, what do you do?

"Are you one of the few people with the time and money and expertise sufficient to delve into the source yourself to fix the problem...?"

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