Science fiction writer Bruce Sterling on open source: “‘Don’t like it? Hey, just reconfigure it yourself, don’t bother me!’ It’s the Hippie Squat Model of software architecture. ‘If I want to paint the doors and floors bright blue and put the toilet right into the kitchen, why not?’ It’s very offensive to user sensibilities and it is as ugly as a sack full of penguin guts.”

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I hadn’t even noticed it, but CityDesk got mentioned in the New York Times a couple of weeks ago.

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.