Tim O’Reilly has written a long piece for O’ReillyNet, ahead of the OSCON, called O’Reilly Network: The Strange Case of the Disappearing Open Source Vendors. In it he reiterates the point that most software is written for use, not for sale, and that open source software makes the lives of people writing software for their own (or their employers’) use much easier. He also takes Microsoft to talk for their full-on lobbying campaign against open source software on every front, and makes the allegation that lobbying by Microsoft is putting pressure on people within government agencies that advocate open source software. Overall, it’s worth reading. (Via Camworld.)