It's official: Open source makes you happy

According to one five-year old, open source is the path to happiness.

It's official: Open-source software makes people happy and proprietary software makes people sad. Thus spake Greta, my five-year old daughter. Clearly she's a very smart child...

...Or perhaps she's her father's child, and knows which side her bread is buttered on. :-)

Open source makes people happy Greta Asay

Don't you agree?

P.S. I have no idea why the only male in the picture isn't wearing a crown. Apparently, not only does my daughter dislike proprietary software, but she also dislikes males. Hmm....Is there a correlation?

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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