It's about time
I've had the topic of open source on my mind for a while, I've been waiting for someone to put out a nice article with relevant information, I haven't actively seeked this topic, but i read it on slashdot today, just wanted to say great article and it's nice to know that people are starting to see the reality of open source software is at times (depends on the project obviously), and why companies love to "invest" in it, and other companies, like microsoft, aren't in favor of it. the more software that is given away, the less jobs for programmers there are I feel sometimes... it's like programmers making themselves less valuable.
that is an ignorant statement.
care to explain?
I don't know about ignorant... but I can't think of any contribution. Is this merely a slashdot or open source advert?
it was just merely some nice comments i wanted to forward to the author of the article, I probably put a few twists in it without being careful tho about how open source people might feel.. but like I said, i was only referring to the open source things joe discussed in his article, not the general idea...
Joel is as ignorant as you are about open source
>the more software that is given away, the less jobs for programmers there are I feel sometimes... it's like programmers making themselves less valuable.
The assumption that somehow the software sector is a zero sum game (less money to OS is more mone to apps) is utterly false. Other industries have seen total collapse through price competition and margin erosion.
Just me (Sir to you)
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