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Free Software Folly

Jul 07, 2007, 04:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"One of the best things about free and open-source software is the flexibility it grants users for working around vendors or project leaders who've lost touch with the needs of their stakeholders. These users are free to take the code, branch out on their own and perhaps overtake their parent projects.

"Soon, the Free Software Foundation--which deserves much of the credit for delivering these liberties--may find itself in the odd position of being likewise jettisoned by a large and important part of its user base for the FSF's refusal to respect the needs and desires of its own stakeholders..."

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