Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on April 27, 2003 07:10 AM
>><nobr> <wbr></nobr>...as long as your college degree
I plan to study all my life. In fact, I was dumb not to understand this, until someone said it about me: that I love to learn. The fact that I got a degree is just the beginning, not the end. So, yes, it's open source to the day that I die.
>><nobr> <wbr></nobr>...as long as your college pays you to pretend to run a department
Not all countries have colleges which promote commercial initiatives; in mine, one has to do academic things openly, or else lose the job. I emphasize 'cause it seems it is the other way around in your country: open source is the only way here... doing commercial gets the guy fired at college.
>><nobr> <wbr></nobr>...as long as your unemployment
Do opensource and you might a job (if you are competent). Do nothing and people won't hire you. It's that simple. Previous experience is a must.
>><nobr> <wbr></nobr>...as long as your puberty
We can always try to extend it...<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-)
>> When you get over that you realise the joke that is open source software; Hacked, feature-crowded and ugly software clammering for the mainstream. [text portions omitted due to poor taste at choosing words]
You're late. The "laughing at open source" phase ended last year; we entered the "fighting open source" stage in 2003.
Open source: you're gonna use it, sooner or later. If not already.
And you might want to use commercial software; it won't be available, though. This already started to happen.