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Monday, June 26, 2006

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Ben Werdmuller

In some ways this is an aside, but that 'men wearing sandals' comment of theirs is a textbook example of how not to market an idea. We're in the 21st century, computer and Internet use is nearing ubiquity in our society (and certainly in our field), and this kind of thinking should have gone the way of the dinosaur long ago. The point with open source software is definitely not that it's a community of male geeks tinkering away at widgets for other male geeks. It's software for all that provides a genuine, open, stable alternative to the sometimes costly titles that most people are aware of.

Grr!

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