Subject: Re: ok, FSBs created schwag; now bet the farm on something better
From: Tom Lord <lord@regexps.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 23:51:29 -0700 (PDT)



       One of the neater aspects of free software is the lack of
       featuritis. People add features to the software when it's worth
       their time to do so. There's no central group on salary
       spawning ideas. Yes, in the past these groups of "people on
       salary" have given us things like the transistor, the polio
       vaccine, and a few other quantum leaps. But they've also
       produced Microsoft Word, a software program with more features
       than anyone can ever use in their lifetime.

       The research culture is plenty of fun and wildly creative, but it is 
       a far cry from the very practical impulses that produced the Apache 
       webserver.

Don't forget tux!

-t