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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 :).


  • yeahhhhhhhhhh
    (hands in the air)

    By Anonymous not a jboss employee, at 12:32 PM  

  • It's not pronounced "asshole", it's pronounced "professional". :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:06 PM  

  • JBoss Founder Hard-Nosed About Open Source

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:11 PM  


    I need coffee

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:49 PM  

  • well... do not forget that he lost his developer's mojo and became a marketing person, so do not judge him that hard... he knows that he is asshole but since being asshole brings him good income... he is just a miserable human being and do not deserve the status of a vilain...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:42 PM  

  • ... my personal contribution is that I do NOT advise to use JBoss whenever I provide consultations about j2ee based projects. Fight the beast where it is vulnarable....:)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:48 PM  

  • For most projects, EJB and JBoss are overkill. It's just not needed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:59 AM  

  • FUCK YEAH!!!!

    I FUCKED Marc IN THE ASS!!!!!

    Just LAST WEEK!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:58 PM  

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