Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 12th Apr 2005 16:15 UTC
Editorial Being the best doesn't always mean being the most popular. We all know of many inferior products that are immensely, sometimes perplexingly, popular. However, this does not mean that one must forsake the pursuit of excellence when pursuing a broad market share. As proponents of open source software, it should not be beneath us to pursue popularity or to look to proprietary developers as examples. And by following the right examples, we can help spread the usage of open source software without sacrificing the goal of software excellence, says NewsForge.
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by Kroc Camen on Tue 12th Apr 2005 20:12 UTC


Remember this article is about OSS learning about Popularity of closed-source programs. Not how good it is. And last time I checked Firefox was well ahead of Opera regards popularity. Firefox may not be technically as good as Opera, but it's being improved as well as having popularity. Very little OSS is "popular" at all. No real reason it should be that way and Firefox is one particular piece that has broken into popularity.