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    Open-Source Software: Bad, Evil And Un-American [?]

    Link: Open-Source Software: Bad, Evil and Un-American — ServerWatch.com

    Red Hat? SUSE Linux? Apache? MySQL? These are bad, evil, un-American entities.
    Seems a bit odd.

    I guess it is un-American [in the terms of this article] to co-operate on multiple, complex projects. It is more American then to only work on things which are guaranteed to make a profit [preferably a large profit] and it would be all the better if the product thus developed requires many updates/upgrades during its lifetime.

    I would say that if the competition is too great for these companies to compete with Open-Source then perhaps they should consider not working in that sector any more. Open-Source is a viable alternative to other sources. And of course Open-Source is not completely free of cost when you take into account ongoing support [if support is required]

    Open-Source is not illegal: Reading this article you might think it were or that there was an attempt to make it illegal.
    Last edited by DaveP; 4th March 2010 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Finish post after interruption.

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    Don't you understand? Anything that might reduce the the value of M$ shares is ILLEGAL. You d@mned commies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Don't you understand? Anything that might reduce the the value of M$ shares is ILLEGAL. You d@mned commies!
    Steve Balmer is ILLEGAL.

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    Surely the "free-as-in-speech" part of Open Source is constitutionally American?

    Just as American as bringing patriotism into unrelated arguments and discussions. The way that they use the term "Americans" when they mean "people" - even in legislation like the "Americans with Disabilities Act" interchangably irritates me deeply.

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