GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Jan 25, 2007 23:48 UTC (Thu) by johnkarp
In reply to: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Parent article: GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
I think the open source movement does need *some* people who specialize in
talking and writing. For a couple reasons:
1. Coders often don't consistently have the time, inclination, or skill to
write articles or give talks for the media.
2. Someone needs to look far ahead, and coders are usually caught up in
the moment (by necessity).
One example: Very few science fiction writers have done much science per
se, but science fiction has done a lot *for* science (by inspiration.
posing thought problems, etc.).
Another: John Locke. He never constructed or oversaw a democracy. Does
that mean we should devalue his writings, or consider him irrelevent in
comparison to actual founders of democracies?
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