June 11, 2002
Dear John: Regarding "The very real limitations of open source"
Oreillynet.com has a rebuttal to a ZDNet column called "The very real limitations of open source." From the rebuttal: " I think the real problem with Carroll's argument is that he bases it not on the real world application and adoption of open source software development by both big business, governments and individuals, but instead on the philosophy of the Free Software Foundation. In essence he ignores the fact that many in the open source community are not in total agreement with the outlook of the FSF, he assumes that the motivations of all open source developers are equal, and he ignores the business models that have been built around open source software."