Truthy Statements about Access to Source Code
Aug 08, 2007, 03:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"It was a long weekend here in the Toronto and I met up with two
friends from university. They told me of a 'guaranteed' system for
winning at Blackjack that they had discovered. I won't get into the
details of the 'strategy".' When I used a coin and then a
spreadsheet to "prove" that their system didn't work, they kept
joking that my proofs didn't seem 'truthy enough.'
"I feel the same way about the notion that: 'access to the
source code prevents vendor lock-in and is immeasurably important
in keeping the OSS vendor focused on the customer...'"