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Comment: Jeez, people, calm down on the open source. (Score -1, Troll) 156

by James A. S. Joyce (#9663370) Attached to: Carnegie Mellon Starts Offering Courses Online
"Sadly, the courses are not supported on any open source platforms or even any open source web browsers. More importantly, I'm curious how other universities will start making their courses available freely online."

People, people, people, open source is great. I run Linux on my home computer, surf the Web with Mozilla Firefox, IRC with X-chat and program with gcc.

But this open source veneration needs to be taken down a notch. It's pretty nice in a lot of areas, but we need to stop bitching out anybody who chooses not to open source or released under the GPL their materials.

Carnegie Mellon must obviously have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to produce these materials and it's pretty hard to see what's in it for them and maybe even us if they make this "courseware" publicly available. Just think about this.

It appears that PL/I (and its dialects) is, or will be, the most widely used higher level language for systems programming. -- J. Sammet

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