Groklaw: The Economist Article: Looking at Open Source at a Tilt
Mar 18, 2006, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)
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"You probably saw the article on Open Source in the Economist,
'Open, but not as usual.'
"If you did, you read it and probably sighed. The premise of the
article is that the very openness of the Open Source method is its
worst vulnerability, particularly as attempts are made to extend
the method beyond software, and as the title implies, that Open
Source is changing to become more like proprietary. It is also
another attack on Wikipedia. My, there's been a lot of anti-Open
Source mileage out of that. I have news for you. Wikipedia is not
an Open Source project. It's a cousin, maybe. But it's an entirely
different kettle of fish, as I'll explain..."