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The trouble with open source-it's not this stuff

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Stephen Hemminger sent me this gem from the British Computer Society "The trouble with open source" and I have to think that this is either a joke or written by someone so out of touch with today's technology market that the BCS editors published it so they could drive some website traffic.

A few lowlights that Stephen pointed out:

Intellectual Property: A major flaw at the heart of the open source movement is the misconception that most individuals actually have the legal right to contribute their intellectual efforts to OSS projects

Huh? Distribution vendors, system vendors, and open source foundations all give explicit permission (or even require) that open source work fall under an existing open source IP policy.

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