Does open source programming make you a criminal?
The New York Times is working on a story saying open source programming makes you a criminal.
Matt Richtel called for an interview soon after learning that a jury had convicted open source programmer Hans Reiser of first degree murder. (Picture from TwelveBooks Publishing.)
It just makes sense, he told me during the interview. If blogging kills, then programming must lead to criminality.
Yes, I replied, but that only makes sense if programmers are killing bloggers.
What? Richtel stammered. Never mind, I said.
And so on the interview went. Fortunately I had plenty of examples to give him, from my own work covering open source for ZDNet.