[Noisebridge-discuss] Open Tech vs Closed Tech debate?

Josh Juran jjuran at gmail.com
Thu May 21 04:57:10 UTC 2015


On May 20, 2015, at 9:06 PM, Louis Huang <louis.huang at aegia.nu> wrote:

> Hey guys, so i'm back... with a proposition! With such a welcoming email chain last time i replied about my start up, im thinking where all this anger was coming from?

A sense of being exploited, maybe?

> And so to try to resolve some hostility between two worlds (open tech and closed tech), anyone down for an live IRC debate? A spill of opinion between open tech (hackerspaces such as Noisebridge, SudoRoom) vs closed tech (TBD). I want to host it.

Your choice of words illuminates your intentions.  This is self-promotion at our expense.  In a nutshell, you aspire to be Jerry Springer, with us as your "guests".

> Nubbii being an unbiased news platform,

According to whom?  Don't you think your own opinion here might be biased?

> its feels right to be able to discuss such matters between the two worlds.

"The two worlds"?  This is an overly simplistic and hopeless naive dichotomy.  Are you even aware of the split between "open source" and "free software"?[1]

> Any takers? Of course I will have to find some closed tech people willing to do this.


I hope my comments satisfy your appetite for vitriol, as I for one won't be participating.

Cheers,
Josh

[1] Bro, do you even rift?



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