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ZDNet: Approach and Appearance in Relation to Open Source

Nov 18, 2005, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marten Mickos)

"In Swedish we say 'Döm inte hunden efter håren'--something that came to mind when I saw the debate on Shai Agassi's comments on open source. Literally this saying translates into: 'Don't judge the dog based on its fur.' It conveys the thinking that outer appearance may not properly represent inner qualities. And there is another saying--about the 'wolf in sheep's clothing.'

"Those two sayings agree that appearance may not be representative of approach. One is about nice honesty falsely represented, the other about false honesty nicely represented..."

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