FW: International Herald Tribune on Open Source for Development

Jakob Østergaard jakob at unthought.net
Wed Jul 18 16:15:08 EDT 2001


On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 11:05:32AM -0700, Schilling, Richard wrote:
> Forwarding this on the the Beowulf discussion list, since it loosley relates
> to the acceptance of open source software around the world.  People are
> getting the hint, and that makes it easier for them to adopt Beowulf
> clusters for their high performance needs. . . 

Very nice article.

But I have to say:  I am so sad to see that they do not in any way credit the
free software foundation, but instead re-write our history into "open source
software - often also referred to as free software".

I know this is a common flame-war topic - and I really don't intend to start
one.  I don't care too much about how and when the FSF should and could be
credited, but I feel we should all care about our history.  It's important to
remember one's roots.

Anyway - I just felt I should mention this.  If we all keep silent, the history
*will* be re-written, not necessarily because of malice or cruel intentions, or
because of the ignorance of the media, but because of our own silence.


There it is, now I said it.  And even though you guys already know this, now
it's in the archives for the caring to find.

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