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osOpinion: The Coding Compromise: Open Objects

Feb 21, 2001, 07:54 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joseph D. Wagner)

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"Since Richard Stallman declared war on the proprietary software industry, two groups of programmers have brawled in flame wars: Traditional Proprietary Developers and Open Source Advocates."

"In the programmers' war, each side struggles for dominance over the other."

"Often each side is unwilling to see the advantages of the other's development method, totally convinced of their own development method's superiority."

"Cyber-prophets have predicted that someday the two sides will come to a compromise. They've predicted that both will eventually find a middle ground. While I may not have come up with the idea, I am the first person to provide this middle ground -- this compromise -- a real form and definition."

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