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January 6, 2008

The people I hate most in open source

Filed under: Other — tmclaugh @ 11:17 pm

These people are possibly the biggest thing I hate about open source.  Right now I split my open source time between my own work, my FreeBSD work, and for my job I’ll be starting to get a little involved in Fedora hopefully. Having used open source software since 1999 I’ve been around a few different open source projects.  One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most about FreeBSD is the relatively small tinfoil hat crowd.  FreeBSD isn’t about fighting some bogeyman but about creating a damn good Unix-like OS and I hope we continue to keep it that way.


  1. Well unfortunately some bogeymen are fighting Linux. Some people do care about that. Chances are that if FreeBSD had the popularity Linux has had, the FreeBSD circle whould have this thing you hate as well.

    Comment by dave — January 7, 2008 @ 3:03 am

  2. Surely. Bogeymen’s “Get the Fact’s campaign”, Bogeymen’s leaked Halloween memo’s, Embrace, Extend, Extinguish as policy testimony, Bogeymen’s public pressure to switch to a liecense that makes Embrace, Extend, Extinguish easier, Bogeymen’s funding of a meritless lawsuit, Bogeymen’s patent threats. All tinfoil hat!

    Comment by Modus — January 7, 2008 @ 3:19 am

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