Re: The reason OSS isn’t taken seriously…

Thursday, 19 Feb 2004


There is nothing more idealistic about “we want source in exchange for source” than there is about “we want money in exchange for source.” Both approaches have problems, both approaches have benefits. The hassles arise when people try to take the source without the payment (the proprietary folks call it “piracy” and everyone nods and agrees that it’s horrible – Open Source says “licensing violation” and folks like you sneer and lecture about our fruitless idealism). Nice double standard there.