Potentially important real-time on-line discussion

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Fri Aug 1 22:09:46 CEST 2003

On Fri, 01 Aug 2003 16:21:38 -0000, claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird) wrote:

>*The Chronicle of Higher Education*, which is more-or-less
>authoritative for US university administrations, is spon-
>soring a discussion on the place of open-source in
>universities ("... are such choices too risky for colleges
>...?"), starting in about an hour.  Bluntly, I think it's
>time to rally 'round the flag.
>Pass it on.

That link didn't work for me, but chopping its tail did:


But it's over ;-)

The guest -- Bernard W. Gleason -- was a proponent of open software, and
answered questions reasonably, I thought.

But I think open source needs a simple metaphor for politicians and non-geeks to understand.

Open source is a digital potluck. The dishes available depend on who volunteers to cook, but
digital dishes don't get used up when they're served, so there's plenty of the best to go around ;-)

Bengt Richter

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