2010-06-17

Party of GNO

I have to heartily agree with Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier's article about the party of GNO. Where the FSF and other organizations have been useful is where they have been able to point out viable alternatives. Where it has fallen down is where it has gotten into "no don't use THAT.. we have a cathedral that will have all that and more Real Soon Now (TM)"

In the end this is where the 'rubber' meets the road. Humans are beings that crave immediate rewards and will put off potential long term risks as non-existent for as long as possible.

I am not saying that you should not point out that SaaS or DRM has issues. But unless you have a marketable alternative, it only sounds like the fellow yelling "Repent! The End is Nigh!" After a bit no one will listen even if someday you will be right.
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