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..."