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osOpinion: Something Missing From Open Source

Aug 26, 2001, 16:00 (73 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Jacques)

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"Speaking for myself as a technical person, I must say that open source leaves a lot to be desired. That statement probably doesn't sit very well with some of you, but believe me, I like it even less. I have several dedicated Linux computers, have studied open source for years, and advocate it when called upon to do so.

After going to Source Forge and seeking out an open source GNU CAD project, I found that one existed, but that it had remained dormant for over a year, with no serious effort underway. I cannot function professionally without a CAD graphics program. Neither can any of the world's architects and engineers. So while the computer geek in me revels in open source, it is astounding that it continues to be useless for so many technical people."

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