"While the commercialization of open source has necessarily
forced a new dialectic into open source (one with many different
shades and permutations), it's amazing just how unyielding some
opinions can be. While constancy is good, it can also be the
"hobgoblin of mediocre minds" and reflects a somewhat stagnant
discussion within the open-source development community.
"It also reflects the theme of noted legal scholar Cass
Sunstein's new book, Going to Extremes: How Like Minds United and
Divide, part of which is excerpted in The Spectator ("To become an
extremist, hang around with people you agree with")."