Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Software Linux

Long Live Closed-Source Software? 676

EvilRyry writes "In an article for Discover Magazine, Jaron Lanier writes about his belief that open source produces nothing interesting because of a hide-bound mentality. 'Open wisdom-of-crowds software movements have become influential, but they haven't promoted the kind of radical creativity I love most in computer science. If anything, they've been hindrances. Some of the youngest, brightest minds have been trapped in a 1970s intellectual framework because they are hypnotized into accepting old software designs as if they were facts of nature. Linux is a superbly polished copy of an antique, shinier than the original, perhaps, but still defined by it.'"
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Long Live Closed-Source Software?

Comments Filter:

Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true. -- Russell

Working...