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The Free Software Hardliner, The Corporation, and the Shotgun Wedding

Jan 28, 2008, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Josef Assad)

"We called it Free Software at first. It wasn't until we started calling it Open Source that the punditry line counts began creeping up higher than the code line counts. We had this baby and we were proud of it, and the deep rooted insecurity born of being the ridiculed and utterly misunderstood underdogs made us require the approval of business and Grandma Bessie before we could ourselves be satisfied.

"Well, now we've got it, and in some ways Open Source is not better off because of it..."

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