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i suck at computers: i hate open source, sort of.

Jul 20, 2006, 22:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by R. Tyler Ballance)

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"Whisper it with me one time 'open source.' Now think about that, is that not the most miserable term you've ever heard? You thought that was bad, how about a question I've read enough times to kill a moose: 'is it free as in speech, or free as in beer?' The entire concept of 'open source' is a concept I thought of right after Al Gore invented the internet, and it has led to more headaches, more flamewars, and more phosphor green light emitted from my monitors than anything else. I joyfully participate in projects that can be considered 'open source' in my spare time, time that is when I should probably be doing actual work, but I still inevitably come to the conclusion 'GAWD! OPEN SOURCE SUCKS!!!!' after shouting this in a hushed voice in my office, I come to the scariest realization a young programmer will ever have:

"this is the best we've got..."

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