Think about all the frees and opens and what they reveal
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 by Dave Winer.
Okay now we have Open Social to add to a long list of Opens and Frees.
Open Source -- let's see your source code.
Open Doc -- let's get rid of Office.
Open ID -- let's see your users.
Free Beer -- Web 2.0.
Free Software -- no code-level lock-in.
These aren't good or bad, they just serve someone's interest without thinking about the users' interest (at best) or counter to the users' interest (at worst).
Which suggests maybe it's time to get to the point.
Let my people go!