A think tank's view of free software
Posted May 9, 2007 16:24 UTC (Wed) by nix
Parent article: A think tank's view of free software
Bravo! The well-aimed sarcasm in this article deserves some kind of award. It read like Private Eye, only without the inaccuracies :)
The `greater interoperability' thing could have had a huge flashing logo over it reading `we're trying to find an excuse that will eliminate all alternatives to Microsoft Office'.
I suspect the report was written by someone who didn't know what they were talking about and were just plugging together buzzwords written by someone else: the bit about `skills such as sound architecture' was particularly bad (and this is just reading the bits you quoted: I can't bring myself to read the original, I have too few brain cells left to kill them with things like that).
And of course support is an `element of the proprietary model'. It's not as though RMS talked about it a quarter of a century ago in the GNU Manifesto or anything.
Truly boggle-worthy stuff.
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