Does FOSS Need a Charismatic Leader?
Apple has Steve Jobs; Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has Bill Gates. The question on hand in the Linux community lately has been, does FOSS need someone similar?
That, indeed, was the topic of a recent poll on TuxRadar, and it's sparked quite a debate.
"Does free software need a figurehead?" the TuxRadar crew began. "We all talk about the freedom and democracy that FLOSS brings -- but does it also help to have a strong character at the top keeping us on the right path?"
Well near 50 comments appeared on the site in short order, but any kind of a consensus was nowhere to be found.