[LINK] Linux deviation impedes developers
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 18:35:10 +1030
Richard Chirgwin asked:
> What _major_ free software projects are lead by people with seperate
> agenda? How many of these use their software to further their agenda?
James Tizard replied:
> Diverse is the word. A lesson from the Internet is that people who might
> seem close or familiar in some senses can in fact come from a very different
> space indeed...
Diversity is not a free software or Internet phenomenon.
I present EDS and Ross Perot as the best illustration. I
don't think ESR has yet launched a paramilitary invasion of
Iran to retrieve coders held hostage, nor is RMS about to
run for US President.
So the free software movement has a way to go to catch up to
the wackoness of the commercial sector :-)