404: "Open Source Community" not found

Spoooky moment just now. James Governor is spot on with his assessment that the "open source community" is neither a single entity nor homogeneous. He says:

Its important to understand there is no open source community. Rather i there are many open source communities with their own licensing and governance approaches, lexicons, characters, superstars. Its a carnival mash-up, a diverse cornucopia of views attitudes and styles.
I say 'spooky' because I'm pretty sure he has never seen my keynote yet that's exactly what the slides I presented on Wednesday say. Compare and contrast to Dan Ravischer who is quoted as saying:
"Open source is not about having five different operating systems, it's about everyone working together to create one rock-solid operating system," he said.

I really think Dan is missing the point Sun is making - maybe I should get in touch.

Comments:

As BSD was first, I assume Dan Ravischer believes Linux should never have happened, and instead Linus should have just contributed to the BSD community?

I wonder what Dan think's about the Apache group's Geronimo project, given JBoss already exists? Or Mozilla, given several open source browsers existed before its source was released, or SGI for releasing XFS, and IBM for releasing JFS, when there were already plenty of open source filesystems for Linux, or GNOME vs. KDE, etc., etc.

Dan is yet another one of Orwell's pigs. I know the term pig can be derogatory, but the pigs in George Orwell's Animal Farm are such an accurate comparison to the self-appointed open source leaders who sit in judgement of all open source code. They demonized a monopoly operating system to gain support for their project, which they now advocate should be monopoly operating system, and they are so blind they don't see their own hypocrisy.

Even Linus has admitted the only way for Linux to get better is for it to have to compete with other open source operating systems.

Posted by Mark on February 11, 2005 at 11:32 AM PST #

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