Re: [OT] Re: Troll Tech [was Re: Sco vs. IBM]

From: Stephan von Krawczynski (
Date: Sat Jun 21 2003 - 07:28:40 EST

On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 12:18:34 -0300
Werner Almesberger <> wrote:

> Larry McVoy wrote:
> > The reason I take this point of view, unpopular though it may be,
> > is that I see open source as basically parasitic.
> Think of it as a child that's growing up. For quite a while, it
> will just draw resources from the parents, add little work or
> innovations, and will have considerably less economical power
> than the parents.
> You choose to view Open Source as a historical accident that
> needs to be integrated into the traditional framework. I'd say
> it is more like an evolution into an age where most of the
> physical limitations of the sharing of information have
> disappeared.

Werner, this is by far the most thoughtful and best-phrased statement I read in
this thread. You express exactly my feelings towards the issue.

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