1. Chris

    Context is always important when reading someones opinion, which is why people should introduce themselves and were they come from when they talk. Roy works for an organisation that embraces and promotes proprietary software. His perspective is of course going to be different. You can tell this by his choice of rhetoric, labelling those that think differently zealots.

  2. Who is getting let off the hook with this explanation? It seems far too convenient to draw the definition so narrowly. His comments come at a time when big projects like MySQL are getting squeezed into less and less open positions.

    It doesn’t do me any good as a potential contributor if you develop your software in secret and release the code in a single obfuscated compressed file. Why should you get to call it open if you do so?

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