Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Tag: no

The power of "no" November 2nd, 2009

The power of “no” Last week, I wrote on Twitter: Closed-source software gets worse with each release (Microsoft, Adobe, …). Open-source software gets better (OOo, Ubuntu, …). Discuss. Much interesting discussion did ensue – mostly around the exceptions (Apple, Google). However, I’m less interesting in the exceptions than I am in the general rule. Sure, you can find plenty of examples of commercial software that’s improving over time, and, yes, there’s plenty of open source software that suffers from bloat and creeping features.…