Free Software Magazine: Jim Kent, Hero of Open source
Feb 16, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Richmond)
"Percy Shelly averred that poets were the unacknowledged
legislators of the world. That was a hope rather than a fact. It
might have been true in earlier centuries but the inexorable rise
of scientific methodology relegated it as a source of power and
influence. Inevitably, the baton passed to science.
"Computer designers and software engineers might reasonably
claim that they have taken on the mantle previously occupied by
their artistic ancestors and everyone is all too unhappily familiar
with the baleful, quasi-monopolistic influence of large software
companies like Microsoft..."