Is FOSS Heading for an Identity Crisis?
Mar 12, 2008, 15:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"In his recent Forbes article Cash Me Out (by way of The
Register's Open Season) Dan Lyons likens the assimilation of open
source into the mainstream IT industry to the incorporation of gay
culture into mainstream culture.
"In his article, Lyons references The End of Gay Culture, an
essay written by Andrew Sullivan and published in The New Republic
in 2005 that argued that the gay rights movement had been so
successful that gay culture had been absorbed into mainstream
culture. While the success was something to celebrate, it also
challenged former definitions of gay culture and identity,
according to Sullivan..."