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My Backyard
by darknexus on Thu 16th May 2013 10:55 UTC
darknexus
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2008-07-15

I'm in pdx, so that'd sure be convenient. ;)
I know I come down hard on open source here (and even more so the open source fanboys). I find the attitude of parts of the community to be like oil on water; they're so smug in their superiority that they'll never realize just how many users they've driven away. There are some incredible open source projects however that I rely upon (OpenBSD, Chromium, Firefox, and NVDA just to name a few). Open source software is valuable and an excellent and much needed addition to all software development methodologies and philosophies. I just wish some of the individuals behind it would recognize that there's room for commercial development as well and, in fact, commercial and closed is sometimes the only viable way to go when you have investors behind a project who expect to see a large return in a short time.

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