GPL 3: An Open-Source Earthquake? (CRN)
Posted Jan 26, 2007 1:18 UTC (Fri) by drag
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That and things like the Holloween documents and attempting to make sure that free software developers were aware of the threat that patents are to them.
But he does have his dipshit moments, like everybody else. Getting upitty with busybox when he was uninvolved for years, and Novell overraction are two big ones.
I know I'd like to take back some things I've said online.
Anybody who is passionate about a subject and is very outspoken is going to get their judgement clouded time to time and be straight wrong other times.
As far as ESR goes... people like to degrade him for his non-politically correct view points (of some I share). He is not, never was that relevent, and he isn't a profitant developer and he was only kinda-sorta right with the Cathedral vs Bazzar. However a couple things he has worked on I like a lot.
For instance he hit the nail on the head with the design of GpsD, for instance. It's simple, correct, flexible, easy to deal with, easy to write software that is comaptable with it, and easy to troubleshoot. Networkable also. Classic Unix design. What it does is the sort of things that most people tend to realy realy over engineer and make application-specific manner. Lots of developers trying to do things could learn from that. Simple is better.
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