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Free Software Magazine: Apples and Bananas

Nov 14, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward Macnaghten)

"While trawling through this week's normal helter-skelter barrage of free software and open source news items, opinion pieces and analyzing ponderings a couple of pieces caught my eye. These are the BBC's article entitled 'Charity shuns open source code' and Silicon.com's one called 'CIO Jury: The Linux desktop is dead.' When first seeing these pessimistic pieces of free software doom and gloom, I confess my immediate reaction, as an advocate and developer, was one of misery, depression and fed-upness. Was it all worth it? What is the point? Where is the bright side? Should I simply go outside and step under a bus?

"After a nice strong cup of coffee and pulling myself together a bit, I examined the articles a little more closely..."

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