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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 basis.

"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."

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