No Respect for Windows Open Source: An interesting perspective about how much respect you can get making open source stuff for Windows. DotNetNuke is a portal/CMS system that runs on .Net. The guy who wrote it is apparently sick of sitting at the kids’ table just because his app is for Windows only.
It’s hard being an open source project on the Microsoft platform. Because no matter how hard you try to exemplify true open source ideals, you will not get any respect from the non-Microsoft community. […]
The consequence is that Open Source software for the Windows platform will never be able to participate in this arena until there are some major changes in perception. This could happen in a couple of ways.
Either the Open Source community could admit the fact that some Windows Open Source projects conform to the OSD ideals and should be accepted as legitimate and valued citizens. Or the Windows Open Source movement could continue cultivating and strengthening its own independent ecosystem which further fragments the general Open Source community.
Of the two options, the former certainly seems like a much better alternative. Unfortunately, instigating change at this level requires commitment from many diverse stakeholder groups.