Weblog:   The Growing Politicization of Open Source
Subject:   Advogato: Open Source Throws in the Towel
Date:   2002-08-16 23:48:20
From:   garym
For what it's worth, I posted this on 10 Aug on the advogato website... and ok, I was in a bitchy mood, but I'm no less pissed off now that the sham of a circus is done. What follows is the intro, but the full thing is at

Maybe it's the sour grapes over spectacular evaluation failings, or maybe it's just desperation, but it seems hardly a day goes by when there's not some new item that makes me want to distance myself ever more from the mainstream of the "open source" movement. Today's nugget was the utter inanity behind the CNET article Open source's new weapon: The law? and, with apologies to CNET authors Kanellos and Shankland, I offer this fictional retelling of the story, freely transliterating the rosy oss double-newspeak...