Linked by David Adams on Fri 17th Dec 2004 18:20 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Editorial The real heart of open source lies in its potential to be greater than the sum of its parts, the capacity to leverage the talent and abilities of an entire community of developers and users who are striving towards a common goal, according to an editorial at Linux Insider.
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@Lumbergh
by A nun, he moos on Sun 19th Dec 2004 23:33 UTC

Libertarians are the true liberals (in a classical sense). Leftists, socialists are the real reactionaries.

You know it's bad when you need to redefine words to support your point of view. From those dastardly communists at Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: re·ac·tion·ary
Pronunciation: rE-'ak-sh&-"ner-E
Function: adjective
: relating to, marked by, or favoring reaction; especially : ultraconservative in politics


What the hell is wrong with getting paid for your work?

Nothing. Neither Karl nor me believe this. You're trying to misrepresent our position in order to denounce it. That's a textbook example of the "strawman argument" logical fallacy. You seem to like it because you use it a lot, probably thinking that it's a valid form of counter-argument (it isn't).

it's totally clear that you (and others) have a leftist political agenda entwined with FOSS.

Just like you have a rightist political agenda (less government intervention, more power to corporations, unfettered free market). The difference is that, while Karl constructs well thought-of points, presented clearly and respectfully, while you repeat the usual ultra-conservative propaganda, interspersed with strawman arguments, lies and insults.

I'm a better spokesman for open source than you ever will be

Which is why your posts invariably criticize Linux and the OSS movement? With friends like you, who needs enemies.

Anyway, spokesmen don't throw around insults and twist other people's words or misrepresent what they say.