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In Defense Of Open Source

“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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