Sunday, March 28, 2010

Matt Curtain Presentation on Open Source

Matt Curtain has an interesting little presentation on open source. He makes a few points concisely that I haven't seen expressed better anywhere. There's a considerable argument by analogy component, but it's stuff worth thinking about. There are also a few abbreviations with alternate definitions that I hadn't seen.
  • OSF == Open Software Foundation == Oppose Sun Forever
  • PC == Pee Cee
  • An entire industry based on FUD.
  • Science depends on peer review, and engineering is applied science.
  • Gains of open source over closed source are the same as science over dogma.
  • Experts can verify claims rather than accepting vendors' "trust us."

The slides.

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