Not Invented Here comic strip for 10/18/2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Transcription

We are watching a black and white film reel.
Owen (narrating as Sharey the Open Source Horse): Open source software is created by a "hive mind".
Programmer Clone #1: if
Programmer Clone #2: (x
Programmer Clone #3: =4) then
Programmer Clone #4: Stop hogging the glory, Ethan.

Owen (narrating as Sharey the Open Source Horse): When a project is deemed complete it is released onto the internet in the form of a computer virus.
Computer User #1: Should I open this file?
Computer User #2: It would be rude not to!

Owen (narrating as Sharey the Open Source Horse): And because the sources are freely available, you can change your program if you don't like it!
Old Lady: My word processor keeps crashing.
Engineer: Have you profiled the memory management subsystem?