[ILUG] Re: The I.S.A in the Irish Times
tongro at eircom.net
Fri Mar 25 08:42:27 GMT 2005
Rory McCann wrote:
> I don't think it's a good idea to put forward OpenOffice, Firefox or
> Thunderbird as examples of open source innovation. All are too similar
> to exisiting Microsoft products to be called 'innovative'.
The point I was making there was that the entire idea of Open Source is
innovative in comparison with mainstream software, notably Microsoft's.
And if examples are to be given in a non-technical newspaper, they
should be programs that the readership can relate to and actually use today.
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