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osOpinion: Open-Source Activism in Need of Repair

Nov 26, 2001, 13:50 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregory Bradford)

[ Thanks to Jostein Berntsen for this link. ]

"Open-source advocates have the tools to make things happen, but the key is to use those advantages in a coordinated fashion to accomplish realistic goals.

As a regular reader of tech news sites that cover the greater technology spectrum, I've noticed a singular trait shared by a large percentage of the open-source community.

I've noticed that the open-source community as a whole would rather whine about its problems associated with the competition than repair them.

A great deal of this whining is directed at Microsoft. While I personally am not a fan of the giant in Redmond, it is my belief that if only a small percentage of this energy were directed in more productive areas, the community could get a lot more accomplished."

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