An odd week in the world of open source software

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The open source world shied away from neither controversy nor absurdity last week as we all staggered forward under the weight of some seriously heavy weirdness.

My first warning that it might be an odd week came when a senior executive from the OSDL told an interviewer from ITWeek that "enemies of Linux" are conducting a systematic campaign of disinformation that aims to undermine the enterprise credibility of the open source operating system.

From there it just got weirder. Remember the finger pointing match between the corporates and the developers over at Mambo?

But, the high point in weird this week has to go to our favourite purveyor of absurdity: SCO's Darl McBride.

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