July 26, 2001

Open Sourcers shy from criticism

Author: JT Smith

From Wired.com: "One of the difficulties of holding a conference devoted to a certain ethic -- for example, the
open-source ethic -- is that after a little while it begins to feel like every speaker is preaching to the choir.

The people attending the O'Reilly Open Source Convention going on here this week think that open software is
the way to engineer the future. For the most part, the speakers are telling them they're right. What's the point
of all this manufactured glee, one wonders?"

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