Infrequently Noted

Alex Russell on browsers, standards, and the process of progress.

RMS: Crazy Is As Crazy Rants

I suppose we had it too good. JavaScript hackers of the world lived in relative licensing bliss. Organizations like the Dojo Foundation built and preserved large swaths of high-quality code for anyone to build on, and even the outlier toolkits eventually came in from the cold. The open were even progressing toward even more transparent and community-driven development. Politics, of course, existed, but BSD-licensed code was the norm and Foundations helped guarantee the rights of users.

Alas, no, we've been doing it all wrong. Excuse me while I go rinse the taste of situational ethics and lost plots out of my mouth.