Last week I published a screed about software politics. I received lots of comments — thank you all for that. The responses were, for the most part, thought-provoking and invigorating. There was one comment in particular which I feel compelled to address. Several people took me to task for saying…

Recently, I was quoted in an interview at uses this saying

I decided to stop using open source software whenever possible and use any available alternatives…

After publication, I received an inquiry asking me to explain my reasoning — and this essay is my explanation. This explanation is narrowly focused…

Robert M. Lefkowitz

Software Architect, Retired

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