December 11, 2007
Comparing â€œopen sourceâ€ projects? Start by asking why does the project exist.
IÃ¢â¬â¢ve thus far made no mention of OpenDS and the wildfire reporting that has ensued, but there was one aspect of this situation I commented on to Stephen OÃ¢â¬â¢Grady and others on #redmonk when it came out that bugged me. It was a question: Ã¢â¬Åhow did it ever get to this point?Ã¢â¬Â. How does a company - a profit seeking company, not a wild tongued developer - even get into an OpenDS situation? I believe the answer is that many people have wrongly assumed that the label Ã¢â¬Åopen sourceÃ¢â¬Â indicates a project is disentangled from corporate affairs. Let me explain.