Guardian: open source is a throwback says Jack Schofield

Steve Horsley shoot at the.moon
Mon Jan 26 20:54:52 CET 2004


malcolm wrote:
> Why you can't get something for nothing
> Jack Schofield Jan 22 2004
> 
> 
> "Indeed, the whole progress of commercial computing has been from
> expensive hand-written, bug-ridden, company-specific programs to
> cheaper but more powerful off-the-shelf packages. From that point of
> view, open source is a throwback."

That doesn't ring true to me. This sounds more realistic...


"Indeed, the whole progress of commercial computing has been from
expensive hand-written, bug-ridden, company-specific programs to
cheaper but more powerful off-the-shelf packages. From that point of
view, open source is the next logical advancement.

Steve



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