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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by Lumbergh on Mon 20th Dec 2004 20:03 UTC

Karl, the bottom line is that you take this stuff way too seriously. Your philosophy makes assumptions that FOSS will make "challenges" to private property. By challenges, one can only assume that you are not happy with private property as it stands today and would like less private property. I reject that notion and as seen by the collapse of the Soviet empire that vast majority of people reject your philosophy too. A cornerstone of freedom is the right of private property.

What's somewhat amusing is the closed-minded bigotry that comes from the extreme FOSS advocacy crowd. Instead of being inclusive they are exclusionary in their advocacy. The amoun of hatred directed at Microsoft indicates severe personality disorders. After all, Microsoft is just a group of people that write software and sell it. You can choose to buy their products or not. Nothing more, nothing less.