Linked by snydeq on Mon 1st Jun 2009 16:28 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source InfoWorld reports on the fight over open source 'leeches' -- companies that use open source technology but don't give back to the open source community. While some view such organizations as a tragedy of the commons, others view the notion of 'freeloaders' as a relic of open source's Wild West era, when coding was a higher calling and free software a religion.
Permalink for comment 366670
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Pause...
by Invincible Cow on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 18:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pause..."
Invincible Cow
Member since:
2006-06-24

I guess that matters a lot when you're already dead.

Open source software has no notion of quality assurance (although the BSD community seems to be much better than the Linux/GPL community).

I wouldn't trust my nurses to be able to operate a medical device with a command line interface, no matter how much more "powerful" it may be to compared to a single push button labelled "SAVE LIFE".

Reply Parent Score: 1