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The Register: Open Source Guru Advocates Ideological Shift

Aug 17, 2006, 13:30 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Clarke)

"Eric Raymond, one of the high priests of open source, has told the community that painful compromises are needed to the way it deals with closed source platforms and formats to avoid losing ground on desktops and new media players.

"Raymond said the community is not moving fast enough to engage with non-technical users whose first-choice platform is either an iPod, MP3 player or Microsoft desktop running Windows Media Player..."

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