Posts Tagged ‘FLOSS’
(Eric S. Raymond – A Catedral e o Bazar)
Não, não são minhas essas palavras. Elas são de Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
As for new ideas, open source is the new idea of the 21st century. After decades of thinking that only way software can be valuable is if it’s hidden and proprietary, open source has shown that you can create new things faster and better. It’s an idea that’s so radical people are still trying to get their heads around the notion that you can make money by giving something away.
Nevertheless, we must continue to challenge Ballmer on both his explicit and implicit attacks on Linux and open source. If we don’t, we end up in a situation where his arguments that Linux and open-source software buyers should pay protection, excuse me, buy a Microsoft patent covenant begin to sound like the sensible, prudent thing to do. It’s not.
“So, with all due respect Steve, until you’re willing to start talking sense, and stop making empty threats, I won’t pay. I know too much about extortion.”
E como diz Colin Dodd para o Truth Happens: “antes de tornar-se jornalista de tecnologia Vaughan-Nichols trabalhou para a NASA e para o departamento de defesa norte-americano em numerosos projetos importantes. Desde então ele tem se dedicado a cobrir assuntos relacionados a tecnologia e negócios que realmente façam diferença para as pessoas e para a indústria.
Obviamente trata-de se alguém a margem, certamente um subversivo treinado pela NASA.”
“What perhaps upsets Shuttleworth the most is that, at the end of the day, Microsoft doesn’t seem to realize that open source and proprietary software developers have much in common when it comes to IP laws.”
(Steven J. Vaughan Nichols – Linux Watch)
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Leia a opinião do Cezar Taurion: Inovacao em Open Source: Dynamic Programming Languages
E você, o que acha?
Stephen Walli explica a economia do open source.
“Individual projects behave as markets from one perspective, and code is currency, the medium of exchange. Just like all economic exchanges, the contributor offers something they value less (a fragment of code solving a particular need) for something they value more (the functioning software package in its entirety). Nobody is working for free in an economic sense.”
Dica de Leitura: Mom, Dad, I have something to tell you. I use FLOSS. – Truth Happens