I was reading a post on the ODF as a ISO standard from Digg. Checking out the comments, I’m really shocked to find that there’s a lot of hatred toward large corporations by really closed-minded people.
-First yay for ISO for picking ODF, then boo to ISO. Very contradicting.
We have a bundle tool that has a ton of open source tools we use. Microsoft is supporting the ODF, so what’s the complaint?
As a small worker bee in a large financial institution, I need the company to have proprietary products and services to help me pay my bills. I haven’t seen the open source community hiring lately with good pay, have you? Some companies even sponsor and support the open source community, so what’s the big complaint? Money? Pride? I don’t get what drives some people into complete hatred of corporations, maybe some…but I have bills to pay…
As for the friendly companies like Google, rather than charging us monetarily (is that even a word?), they take in data about us, statistics, things we do, etc. Ayende discusses this a bit. This is just the other Big Brother with candy and treats. I’m not knocking on Google, their tools and “free” stuff is awesome, but I guess I’d rather be a little bit more careful about what “free” really is.