osOpinion: The Warped Perspective: Open Source as Mediocrity’s Mediator

[ Thanks to Kelly
for this link. ]

“Ideally, all software should be open-source, just as
music is, and just as literature is. I can look at each word of the
Bible or “War and Peace” and decide for myself whether it is great
literature. Being able to read the contents of a product is not
necessarily tantamount to giving it away.

But until everything becomes open-source, the next best thing is
to find a software vendor who depends on quality to survive,
instead of one that is leaning on its monopoly to enforce the
secretive, cloaked world of closed-source codes. If you’re going to
buy a closed-source product, make sure it’s from someone with


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