Open Source In India: Open Source: How Both Capitalists and Communists Got It Wrong
Sep 03, 2006, 08:00 (14 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Krishnan for this link.
"Open Source is a very unique phenomenon which invokes extreme
reactions from both the supporters and opponents. Open Source
movement has a very passionate group of developers and users
provoking similar reaction from the opposing camp (proprietary
software developers and users). The open source movement was
considered as socialistic movement by some and communist movement
by some other people. Bill Gates has called the pro-open source
campaigners as modern day communists and Shai Agassi from SAP
management team has compared open source with socialism. There has
been some talk about how different countries consider open source
based on their ideologies..."