Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects
Thursday April 22nd, 1999
A recent Forbes article characterized Mozilla as a "flop". The article had so many inaccuracies that I felt a rebuttal was required. At the same time, I felt that some light needed to be shed on the differences between commercial Open Source projects and "all volunteer" Open Source projects. What follows (click "Full Article" below) is a rebuttal to the assertions in the Forbes article and my opinion on what can reasonably be expected from a commercial Open Source project.
As always, the opinions are my own, and do not reflect the opinions of mozilla.org (which MozillaZine is not affiliated with).
#20 Re:Evaluating Commercial Open Source Projects
by SomeSmartAss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday April 23rd, 1999 7:56 AM
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How many MS coders does it take to change a lightbulb?
None. They make darkness the industry standard.
MS never follows standards, because their used to forcing people to use theirs. Its not a stratigy, its an inherint way of doing business at MS. "We're Microsoft! Everyone will HAVE to use our version!"