Here are two guys who think we’re spinning and marketing all this open source stuff —
Oh, well. You can’t please everyone, I suppose. I give up trying, too. I’m just too busy, to be honest, and there are too many people who are supportive and humble who need our attention. Anyway, check this out … in the second piece, Sun is “starting to feel like a parasite” and is “trying to feed off the movement” and is “certainly not trying to build relationships with the community.” Yikes. Sounds scary.
But seriously, I’m ok with people criticizing us — as long as the criticism is substantive. Besides, how else would we learn of we didn’t listen to all points of view? But when the criticism drops to this level of rhetoric, all credibility goes out the window. For me, it really is that simple. The more extreme language I hear the more my mind closes. And that’s sad because both of these pieces have some points that are thoughtful — perhaps I could even agree with some of them, I don’t know. But how can I have a conversation with a guy who calls me a parasite? I can’t. So, I toss the good points right in with the ugly stuff and dump all of it. But, since I always point to all the positive stuff people say about us, I try to also recognize the, ah, not so positive. 🙂 Enjoy.