[tex-live] free software, DFSG

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun Jun 6 20:29:17 CEST 2004

Nicely expressed, David! In one my incarnations, I run an open source 
advisory service
for UK higher and further education, and we have a standard presentation 
we give to
developers who want to "be the next 
Apache/Mozilla/OpenOffice/Gimp/whatever".  We say just
the same things as David:

> It won't get friends if it doesn't play with the other
>kids, staying indoors and planning the greatest presents to hand out
>eventually.  It needs to get out in the streets.
It's hard to think of any successful open source projects still 
operating in the extreme "cathedral" mode.
TeX world seems entirely out of sync with the world in this respect.

Intertesting that David mentions the Hurd; one might have cited that as 
a project which failed
for the same reasons David is castigating Omega. I am glad to hear it is 
not after all dead :-}


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