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Why open source needs Simon Cowell

Jan 07, 2012, 15:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Brew)

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"Noel Gallagher, of all people, is a fan of Simon Cowell. Not many of us would have seen that coming, but it's a topic that's apparently come up in a few interviews the former Oasis guitarist has given over the past year. The one that interested me, though, was when Gallagher told Shortlist magazine that "if the music business was full of people like him, it would be a better place because he's real". Richard Stallman, then.

"The tragic, horrifically early death of Steve Jobs last year led to a media torrent, with commenters and journalists tumbling over themselves to get across what they had to say. At their most extreme, it came across as if Steve Jobs himself had invented the computer, and come around to each of our houses to sort out our media collections in person."

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