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His intent is his own. That is the essence of freedom
of thought and expression. If any society doesn't
reward that, it will have a hard time innovating.
His point was that open source code is no different
than any other product when it comes to providing
tools that can be used without specialized knowledge.
Open source is very weak today in that respect just
as Unix was when it ruled the savannah. Just as
that changed there, it will change in open source
products because customers will demand it.
Products such as Open Office are entering
the market. The challenge is sustainability.
The competition will not be standing still.
"Orangutangs are skeptical of changes in their cages. " Paul Simon
... but the bonobos are thrilled.
From: Daniel Veillard [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Depends if the goal is just to whine or to try to actually
do/change things. There is 3 things I can do:
Do you thing that 1/ is in any way more useful than 2/ ?
3/ is just a globalisation of 1/ . I think I already do 1/
far too much, maybe 3/ is simply in order.
And saying "wrong channel" is not exactly like "shut up",
maybe I mixed the message, from an OSS perspective the message
looked to me as useless. Making it concrete and sending it
to the appropriate channels is the way to make it useful.
Apparently that wasn't clear.
> One would think you are a candidate for
> the governor of California.
I don't know how you elect governor there, seems to be a
mess, but there must be money to be made considering how
popular the game looks. Whether the most bullish/arrogant
wins may just reflect what your society rewards, I don't
know, it's unclear to me what point you tried to make.
You can call me directly with the adjective you think is
appropriate, no need to make a convoluted reference.