September 10, 2004 - Exploring the Future of Computing

lovely post counterblasting the OSS zealots out there "Hi, I'm Zoss, the open source zealot. I have no idea what roles Trusted Solaris is intended for, and I don't care. Fancy pants government certifications don't mean anything to me, because I don't know what they are. All I know is that OpenBSD is better, because OSS must be better, and if you think it isn't I can name about 200 whiz bang features that OpenBSD has that I bet Trusted Solaris doesn't, although I certainly don't know because I've never used Solaris in my life. But after all, all the smartest minds in the world are working on OSS, right? And who can match that? No company, no siree! I don't care that OpenBSD can't run on any recent Sun hardware because it doesn't support UltraSPARC III, in fact, I'm ANGRY at Sun for not releasing the specifications to the UltraSPARC III processor without an NDA! I don't really care if they would allow the OpenBSD developers to see them under NDA, because NDAs are bad. Information wants to be free, that's what Richard Stallman says. I will rabidly support Theo de Raadt and Richard Stallman. Any time I see an evil proprietary technology being touted everywhere, I will viciously remind everyone that there's open source alternatives, even if they aren't remotely applicable or practical for the application at hand."


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