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osOpinion: Free Software Foundation Must Die

Jul 13, 2001, 02:22 (105 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by JZ)

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

This provocative piece maintains that the FSF must, well, die:

"The problem is that the FSF has no technical perspective. Lacking perspective and not being able to appreciate or understand the current technology trends is not a crime -- unless you're the FSF. This organization has tremendous influence that translates directly into the community's scarce resources.

When a project receives the foundation's approval, it results in much effort being poured into that project. In theory this might be a good thing, except the foundation has a knack for approving technologically unsound projects. That lack of perspective combined with influence has cost the community millions of lost man-hours. And that is inexcusable."

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