Friday, February 29, 2008

Why care about open source?

  1. Without open source you will never get true portability in the utility computing world.
  2. Without portability you will never get truly competitive utility computing markets.
  3. Without a competitive utility computing market you will never overcome the adoption fears.
  4. Without overcoming the adoption fears, you will never get a widespread reduction in energy consumption and material wastage (silicon is also used in photo-voltaics).
  5. Reducing energy consumption and the environmental cost of energy production is good for ducks.
  6. I like ducks.

Hence:

open source == kindness to ducks

closed source == cruelty to ducks

Well, almost ... :-)

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