Lost dot-com wunderkinder?
Posted Aug 22, 2012 17:40 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Kamp: A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
Parent article: Kamp: A Generation Lost in the Bazaar
Many in the dot-com generation have seen enough crumbled cathedrals to last us a lifetime, while the bazaars continue to thrive. Look the previous generation of monolithic operating systems (VMS, System/3x0), all the proprietary Unixen, their intellectual successor Plan 9, the *BSD family, all reduced to legacy state. Consider closed browsers as they lose the ongoing war against open source. Behold the multitude of proprietary abandoned web servers, while their Free counterparts continue to live in Linux repos and promiscuously accept patches from anywhere. Even the GNU project, the original cathedral, has adopted a more open approach to development. Not to speak about proprietary developments, supposedly cathedralicious but in reality more like oversized shacks, with reeking innards that require breathing equipment just to delve into.
It's a mystery how PHK can blame the bazaar for anything. In fact I wonder why he even wants to install Firefox on FreeBSD at all instead of, I don't know, Abaco for Minix.
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