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I've been asked by the editor to pen a nice little column for Tectonic, so this is the first instalment. It'll be a regular column, although not too regular, since it takes about a week or more of hard brain-digging to find a suitable topic. I've always got a lot to say until I'm asked my opinion it seems.

What is particularly challenging is finding a decent topic for an open source column. It seems that there are only two OSS columns that one can write: the defensive and the offensive.

The defensive column generally goes along the lines of: "I'm sorry I use open source, okay?", and then quotes reams of statistics found on the web about how the author is not alone. These columns inevitably include the line: "Is OSS ready for [insert random technology horizontal here]?" Is it ready for the desktop? Is it ready for enterprise? Is it ready for the server? Is it ready for my grandmother? Is it ready for mission-critical financial applications?

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