"A few weeks ago a former boss and mentor of mine made my jaw
drop by asking me, 'Why has open source failed?'.
"I don't agree with him for a second that it has--open source is
becoming pervasive, which is the only reason fiercely proprietary
companies like Microsoft are starting to make approaches to the
open source community. But his comment drove home for me that one
of the biggest barriers open source faces is a plain old PR
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