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osViews: Design Efficiency and Top-Down Development

Sep 23, 2005, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith F. Kelly)

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"I've been around the block enough times now to know to stay out of debates about operating systems or open-source development. People on all sides of such an issue get so unjustifiably set in their opinions and get so personally riled up that no constructive discussion typically survives. In the end, neither opinions nor software are changed for the better by the effort.

"So then why am I sticking out my neck and writing to osOpinions? Zeek Greko's recent online article, Community: It's Not About Linux, It's the Desktops, Stupid!, came dangerously close to the truth about open-source development. It was so close to the truth that it really pained me when it still completely missed the mark. So I just have to jump in and add my two cents to steer Zeek's commentary home..."

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