Blog Post: Open Source is Discrimination

Some folks are calling this a “rant”. And I suppose that’s exactly what it is. Also related to the AWS-Elastic tiff, but trying to step back from that specific dust-up to see a broader pattern.

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yeah, the point that “open source sold free software out” is oversimplifying is an important one. the distance between “free software” and “open source always, as a matter of principle” is way less than the distance between “free software” and “open source sometimes, as a matter of convenience”, and that’s a nuance i hadn’t previously picked up on.

I suspect a sponsor list for the Linux Foundation, if I could find one, would skew even more heavily toward big public proprietary software companies

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