August 11, 2002
Open Source throws in the towel
Biting sarcasm and thought-provoking discussion at advogato.org: "Maybe it's the sour grapes over spectacular evaluation failings, or maybe it's just desperation, but it seems hardly a day goes by when there's not some new item that makes me want to distance myself ever more from the mainstream of the "open source" movement. Today's nugget was the utter inanity behind the CNET article Open source's new weapon: The law? and, with apologies to CNET authors Kanellos and Shankland, I offer this fictional retelling of the story, freely transliterating the rosy oss double-newspeak."