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The Register: The Sophist and the Open Source Baking Farce

Dec 12, 2005, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"One of the biggest threats to open source software has arisen from a most unlikely place--the food and beverage industry. Steve Gundrum, CEO of food engineering house Mattson, has teamed with sophist and celebrity author Malcolm Gladwell to bastardize the fundamental concepts behind open source software development, turning the OSS idea into nothing more than another term for inefficient collaboration.

"Worse, the two gentlemen have opened a huge front for proprietary software advocates to rally around the cry that open source is just a trendy fad. And they did all this simply by baking a cookie..."

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