A month later, I'd produced nothing useful.
I, even as a hardcore Drupal fan for many years, can perfectly understand what you mean and confirm that dubness is not necessarily involved if you failed to achieve your goals with Drupal. To Drupal's defense I would like to mention three points:
True freedom is letting people do what they want.
In the beginning there was true freedom. Since Apple (and Microsoft and Adobe and Oracle and...) are companies trying to make a profit they just take what OpenSource has to offer, make a profit out of it and never give anything back. Thus, GPL is a evolution of the "true freedom" concept. It restricts the freedom in only one respect: free software shall never become unfree.
The Three Mile alert level you know is the highest that turned out to be reached. The Fukushima incident is not over, not by a long shot. Every single reactor core and every single spent fuel pool in Fukushima could well evolve into a catastrophy much bigger than Three Mile.
Two hours after the Tsunami the reactors reached a situation so bad that there were no planned precedures anymore, no manuals and no checklists. Since then everything are just improvised emergency efforts . The people working at the reactor now know full well they are going to die from this soon. Their death is not the catastrophy. They are sacrificing themselves to lessen the catastrophy to come.
...is better than moving the hand freely.
Personally, I want immediate cursor response. If it takes 50 ms to track my finger I'm out.
'With the vast amount of GPLv2 code available for use, the incompatibility between the App Store's (and Windows Marketplace's) terms of service on one hand and GPLv2 on the other is a problem in need of a fix.'
Easy. Apple and Microsoft could just make their rules compatible with the GPLv2. If they don't there does not seem be a problem, really. The opensource community does not give a flying fsck about what silly rules Apple and MS try to impose. And even if it did, there'd be nothing they could do about it. Opensource needs to be open (duh!). If an app-shop refuses to guarantee openness they will have to do without OSS. It's their loss, not the OSS people's.
He means "no more than 15 known bugs", of course. (How could you guess wrong twice?)
Dries' wording was unfortunate (he is Belgian
This is just a tweak in Drupal's lifecycle model with the aim to be more agile. It means that new features will be available sooner for novice users. For Drupal pros there will be no change because they install their favorite collection of modules anyway.
You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.