Why I'm smarter than an Open Source surrender monkey
Jul 13, 2011, 22:02 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Perlow)
"The reality is that many of us Open Source advocates out of
necessity and sheer practicality have become hybrids. We use what
is convenient as well as what is useful. We do not distinguish or
evaluate the merits of software or technology on a purely religious
"We've evolved into new life forms, leaving the purists such as
Byfield to wage battles that no longer have any meaning to us.
"These battles, such as Free Software and GPL versus the world,
or whether or not Apache's OpenOffice.org or the Document
Foundation's LibreOffice should be accepted by the community at
large as the leading Open Source office suite only have real
meaning to folks like Byfield."