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In Defense Of Open Source

Sep 01, 2007, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Glazowski)


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"The topic around which the most discussion encircled was open source, and boy were there divergent views among the week's ensemble. MBW regulars Scott Bourne and Andy Ihnatko took allegiance to cutthroat capitalism, while host Leo Laporte and the reigning jokester Merlin Mann took too trumpeting openness everywhere and hippie love for all.

"Alright, maybe things didn't go exactly that way, but the synopsis presented above is close enough. What I wish to do here now is not to talk particulars or revisit every line spoken in the 'cage match.' I'd like instead to come to the defense of the freethinking duo, and in doing so I'd like to bring up a point that strangely received little attention in Wednesday's episode..."

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