Joe Barr rips proprietary software vendor a new one

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It seems to be a trend among some proprietary software vendors: attacking open source with lies. The latest appears in this week's Network World's Face-off, which features a slop-bucket full of self-serving hogwash by Ipswitch's Roger Greene entitled "Don't trust your network to open source."

If ignorance were a crime, Greene would be swinging from the gallows. His pathetically malinformed drivel is enough to make even hardened PR flacks cringe with embarrassment. Greene's marketing agenda is based on what he claims are three myths about open source. Just for the fun of it, let's take a look at his claims.

Myth #1 - Open source is free

What rock do you have to hide under in order to have not heard and understood the "free as in speech, not as in beer" mantra by the year 2007? Wherever that rock is, that is apparently where Greene lives, because he attacks open source software because it may have labor costs associated with it.

Unfortunately for Greene, he even screws up his screwed-up myth.

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