On the State of Open Source

From: S Moonesamy <sm+mu_at_elandsys.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2017 10:11:39 -0700

Hi Gavin,

I came across a blog article about "On the State
of Open Source" a few weeks ago:
https://www.zdziarski.com/blog/?p=6296 I'll highlight a part of the article:

  "The community today isn’t about sharing or discovery; it’s about people
   being cheap and demanding free services from you – something F/OSS
   was never about."

There was a time when people on the island used
to exchange shareware. Nowadays, it is easy for
anyone in Mauritius to download free software
(Open Source Software). Unfortunately, there
isn't a mindset of sharing in
Mauritius. Furthermore, Open Source is a
lucrative business while it is being promoted as
in Mauritius as something being done for charitable purposes.

S. Moonesamy
Received on Wed May 10 2017 - 17:12:13 PST

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