"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
"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."