Free Software Folly
Jul 07, 2007, 04:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"One of the best things about free and open-source software is
the flexibility it grants users for working around vendors or
project leaders who've lost touch with the needs of their
stakeholders. These users are free to take the code, branch out on
their own and perhaps overtake their parent projects.
"Soon, the Free Software Foundation--which deserves much of the
credit for delivering these liberties--may find itself in the odd
position of being likewise jettisoned by a large and important part
of its user base for the FSF's refusal to respect the needs and
desires of its own stakeholders..."