The J-Spot

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Asshole Open Source

The Myth of Open Source

So I say, "You are what I call amateur open-source or hobbyist open source, which is you have a job and then you do this because that's your passion." And then somebody in the audience yells "You mean amateur open source as opposed to asshole open source?"

No matter whether Marc Fleury is right or wrong about professional open source, I can't disagree that he is an asshole (throw your hands in the air and say YEAHHH - if you agree).

Why an asshole?

Looking at the above list, all I can say is... WOW JBoss is truely professional. All bow to JBoss.

JBoss employees, care to share how it's like to work at a highly successful professional open source company such as the mighty JBoss?

*cough* astroturf expected *cough*

ps. Marc might be an asshole to Java/open-source community (let's face it, he pissed lots of people off - perhaps only the self proclaimed Dr.Java came close at second place), but I have no doubt that Marc could be a good person to his family, and to other people outside Java/open-source community.

Marc, hope you have a good sense of humour. Thanks for being a good sport :).