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Old 03-05-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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LXer: Eric Raymond: Yes, "open source" is still meaningful


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Writing in O'Reilly's Radar, Nat Torkington argues that the term "open source" is becoming meaningless. He points to SugarCRM's badgeware, through which, he claims, only two-thirds of their code is downloadable, and rPath and MontaVista, which "sell software that works on Linux but the software itself isn't actually open source." Open-source leader Eric S. Raymond replied to Torkington's essay in a letter to O'Reilly and several journalists, in which he asserted that the open source "label is still valid and important. I'm a pragmatist, so I'm not going to wave any flags or sing any anthems to argue this, just point out what has worked and continues to work."

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First he sends out the "Fedora sucks, I heart Ubuntu" letter and then he sends out this rational and well reasoned piece of work. I put this question to you all - does ESR have an evil twin? And if so, which one is he?
 
  


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