Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 16:59 UTC
Editorial Holier-than-thou, an adjective, meaning "marked by an air of superior piety or morality". Everybody has moments in their life where they get into a "holier-than-thou" attitude, and I think Steve Jobs' open letter regarding Adobe, and Flash in particular, really fits the bill. There are three specific points I want to address to illustrate just how holier-than-thou, hypocritical, and misleading this letter really is.
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RE: Great one, but
by nt_jerkface on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:49 UTC in reply to "Great one, but"
nt_jerkface
Member since:
2009-08-26

You can ask for money for services, but the act of copying bits has no cost and hence has to be free.

Anything else is just old simple minded analog thinking.


It's deluded thinking to believe that the Red Hat model can be used for all types of software. I just went over this on my blog:
http://www.jfplayhouse.com/2010/04/advertising-in-open-source.html

Such thinking comes from a bitter old man who doesn't care about software economics and just has a grudge against closed source. How is his Hurd project going by the way? He has so much faith in the holy power of open source and yet his own software project is still unfinished.

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RE[2]: Great one, but - hurd?
by jabbotts on Fri 30th Apr 2010 12:53 in reply to "RE: Great one, but"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Why drudge up Hurd?

Linux
GNOME
KDE
Apache
Firefox
Thunderbird

There seems to be quite a bit of successful examples to draw on and some of them are not remotely licensed under GPL.

And since you mention Hurd, are you suggesting that there are no failing closed source development projects? They are automatically successful because they don't happen to relate to an angry man and one of many different OS kernels?

Edited 2010-04-30 12:54 UTC

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