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Open Source 'Census' is a Joke. Isn't It?

Jun 18, 2008, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"I see a lot of so called 'journalists' that write about Open Source with stories up today about The Open Source Census and Microsoft now becoming a sponsor. No joke--but I laughed out loud reading most of them.

"How long has this 'census' been out for? It's at least five months at this point and from where I sit it's not exactly a rousing success. This so called 'census' is an opt-in (not necessarily a bad thing) effort for identifying open source components on a users machine. But where opt-in can sometimes be a good thing with this Census after five months of life it's got ..(drum roll please) just over 228,000 open source installations counted... ooh but it gets better my friends..."

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