Open Source Feedback
The Slashdotters have struck again. The popular discussion site (what is it
about the Internet that releases inhibitions faster than a double Grey Goose
martini?) picked up our cover story about Microsoft's fledgling effort to work
with the open source community.
We praised Redmond for its efforts to build quasi-open products and its more
serious stab at interoperating with the open community.
As you might expect, zealots (God bless 'em) came out of the proverbial woodwork
I was plumb excited by the sheer volume of feedback, and even more pleased
by the passion. One of my favorites was W. Anderson arguing that Redmond magazine
editors are "inexperienced in professional journalism" and should
"learn to report stories factually."
Hey, W. My folks have lost more hair than a grizzly's chest and are saving
up for liposuction, dentures and hip replacements. They might not be experienced
journalists but they sure are creaky!
Scroll to the bottom for the good
While the open source posts were a gas, they were not nearly as much fun as
made fun of one of Redmond magazine's maiden issues.
Posted by Doug Barney on 03/26/2007 at 1:15 PM