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I saw this a while back and thought it was pretty funny. The post basically smacks some open source developers in the face. Personally, I've always questioned open source development. While, I think it's nice that the community gets together to make some good tools, I just don't know about it.

Anyway, the author takes note that when open source projects are created that mimic existing applications, they take away from the job market. Now, I don't know how much this actually affects US work, but I can see the correlation. It just made me think of the little man, who is actually developing the open source software, is screwing him/herself over; especially in a time when jobs are moving offshore so much.

Don't get me wrong, I like free stuff as much as anyone. I have just always had a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to doing work for free. Oh well. I've tried to participate in a few projects, but they never went well.

Posted on Sunday, January 18, 2004 6:48 PM IT , Development , migrated | Back to top

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