in reply to Open Source Zealotry???

Personally I am glad you are. I have long been a very vocal proponent of using the right tool for the job. Often times in my line of work proprietary is the only way to go and when the opportunity presents itself and I can make a good business case for it I will recommend Open Source alternatives over proprietary ones. Please note the verbage "business case" because that is important.

I think this is the general attitude of the majority of monks here. We ain't interested in religous wars here.

I personally find rants to be offensive from any extreme. When I read your post the first question that popped into my mind was "is the OP talking about PM?" because it has only very recently on PM that I have seen anything resembling zealotry. Usually the PM powers that be will take care of those who get out of line. My second thought when reading your post and your own two follow ups to your own post I thought to myself "this monk wants to be a martyr" but wasn't sure what the cause is.

Gentle monk: I personally think you are talking about some other site and not The Monastery myself.

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Re: Re: Open Source Zealotry???
by Arbogast (Monk) on Feb 02, 2004 at 21:50 UTC
    Zealotry was perhaps too strong a word. As too martyrdom, I pass, :). Gardeners make poor martyrs.

    Perl Monks is most useful and educational. Seems like Perl on Windows related subjects do often result in a bunch of off subject posts about Open Source matters that will steer an inexperienced Perl person in the wrong direction. Certainly you get downvoted quickly for bringing up the Windows subject. I reckon I just don't get the whole Holy War, and get irritated (and shouldn't).
      To complete the "Go Ahead, Be A Heretic thread...

      I am kinda surprised few people see a very noticable anti Windows bias in the site. Oh well, opinions are always cheap and plentiful.