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