CNET: “Open source” infighting grows

“Two major figures backing the open source programming model
parted ways this week as programmer Bruce Perens resigned from the
board of the Open Source Initiative, a group established by Perens
and open source evangelist Eric Raymond.”

“In open source development, any programmer can get access to
the “source code”–the original programming instructions of a piece
of software. With more traditional proprietary methods, a company
keeps the original source code under tight wraps.”

“The technology discussion site Slashdot reported the schism
between Raymond and Perens yesterday, and hundreds posted their
own, often adamant opinions on the subject. “