"Open source is fine, but it doesn’t take a worldwide community to create a great operating system. Look at Ken Thompson creating Unix, Stephen Wolfram writing Mathematica in a summer, James Gosling in his office making Java. Now, there’s nothing wrong with letting other people help, but open source doesn’t assist the initial creative act. What we need now are great things. I don’t need to see the source code. I just want a system that works."
Bill Joy in Wired 11.12
Bill Joy is a great visionary. I aspire to produce visionary, useful and usable systems like Bill discusses. And he’s right, open source, closed source, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about the solution.