osOpinion: Open-Source Activism in Need of Repair

[ Thanks to Jostein
for this link. ]

“Open-source advocates have the tools to make things
happen, but the key is to use those advantages in a coordinated
fashion to accomplish realistic goals.

As a regular reader of tech news sites that cover the greater
technology spectrum, I’ve noticed a singular trait shared by a
large percentage of the open-source community.

I’ve noticed that the open-source community as a whole would
rather whine about its problems associated with the competition
than repair them.

A great deal of this whining is directed at Microsoft. While I
personally am not a fan of the giant in Redmond, it is my belief
that if only a small percentage of this energy were directed in
more productive areas, the community could get a lot more


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