Statements like this are very detrimental to the general publics view of
OSS. Nothing is more stifiling to innovation than having having to
reinvent the wheel everytime you have to write software because of
closed source. The vast majority of IT professional make money from s/w
service (maintennace consultancy etc) rather than the sale value of
software products. Eric Raymond sums all this up nicely in "The
Cathedral and the Bizarre".
Perhaps some kind of formal letter from the ILUG outling concerns at thr
biased vendor treatment of OSS in the public press might be appropriate
any comments ??
> > "He believes the open source movement is actually stifling innovation,
> > because fewer programmers will develop software without the financial
> > incentive of success"
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