Here’s another typically moronic anti-open source editorial. I honestly can’t believe people are paid to write things that are provably false. Fortunately, Bob Young trots out some examples of successful open source creations so that I don’t have to. Bob Young leaves out Perl, Emacs, PHP3, gcc, and many, many other tools that are essential elements of the software pathos. Neither Linux nor Mozilla are the most interesting open source projects out there, and it’s unfortunate that they’re the most hyped. I really don’t want to come off as a zealot of any kind, and indeed, I use plenty of commercial software, but I have no patience for people who claim to be journalists but don’t even make a pretense of researching, much less thinking. (I found these links at Q Daily News.)