“Few subjects stir up so much emotion among IT professionals as
the issues surrounding open-source. For most of the time, technical
people are humble, studious and not prone to excesses of
excitement, but when discussing the merits of Linux or other open
source projects their enthusiasm knows no bounds, and especially
when there is a naysayer in the vicinity.
“A previous editor of Computing–the UK’s IT industry
newspaper–said the only time he’d received death threats during a
long journalism career was when covering the open source vs.
Microsoft debate. Simply airing the views of the Seattle demon is
enough to bring wrath and brimstone…”