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The Free Software Credibility Index

At some stage it was realised that which tells people who to trust on Free software matters.

The scale has 6 notches. 0 means least credible; 5 means most credible.

Independent

Jeff Gould 0
Rob Enderle 0
Pamela Jones 5
Matt Hartley 3
David M Williams 5
Beranger 3
Ken Starks (Helios) 5
Sam Varghese 5
Michael Gartenberg 0
Carla Schroder 5
Thom Holwerda 2
Nicholas Petreley 5
Vichar Bhatt ([email protected]全民彩票网址zyVG) 4
Roland Wolters (Liquidat) 4
Bob Cringely (pseudonym) 3
Mike Dailey 0

Information Week

Information Week 2
Alex Wolfe 0
Paul McDougal 1
Charles Babcock 2
Serdar Yegulalp 3
John Foley 2

Analysts

Gartner Group 1
IDC 1
JupiterResearch 0
Frost and Sullivan 1
Forrester 1
Yankee Group 0
Burton Group 1
451 Group 4
Dennis Byron 1
Katherine Egbert 1

Linux.com/SourceForge

Bruce Byfield 3
Robin Miller 3
Tina Gasperson 4
Lisa Hoover 4
Joe Barr 4
Mayank Sharma 4

Jupitermedia

Brian Proffitt 4
Amy Newman 4

ZDNet

ZDNet News (including Australia, Asia, UK) 2
Peter Judge 4
Mary Jo Foley 2
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes 1
Dana Blankenhorn 4
Ed Bott 0
Paul Murphy (pseudonym) 2
Marc Wagner 0
George Ou 0

Security Firms

Symantec 3
Secunia 1
McAfee 0

Miscellaneous

Fox 2
CNN 1
BBC 2
Heise 4
Fortune 2
David Kirkpatrick 1
Tim Berners-Lee 4
New York Times 2
NBC 0
PCWorld/IDG 2
Paul Krill 4
Shane O'Neill 0
Savio Rodrigues 2
Zach Urlocker 3
InfoWorld 2
LinuxWorld 4
Timothy Prickett Morgan 4
Gavin Clarke 1
Kelly Fiveash 1
Dan Goodin 3
Maureen O’Gara 0
MilkingTheGNU (Pierre) 5
Caitlyn Martin 4
Nick Farrell/Inquirer 1
Charlie Demerjian 3
Egan Orion 4
Preston Gralla 0
David Ramel 1
Neil McAllister 2
Mike Elgan 2
Techworld 2
Manek Dubash 1
Glyn Moody 5
Doc Searls 4
Eric Lai 2
ComputerWorld 3
OStatic 3
Techcrunch 2
Erwin Oliva/Inquirer.net 1
David Pearce 1
M. Tim Jones (Emulex) 5
Rodney Gedda 4
Jim Finkle 1
Dan Lyons 1
Var Guy (JP) 2
Penguin Pete 3
Gregg Keizer 2
Paula Rooney 4
Tim Anderson 1
Susan Linton 5
Andy Updegrove 5
The Register 2
Ashlee Vance 2
Andrew Orlowski 1
Gordon Haff 2
Matt Aslett 5
Don Parris 5
Ben Worthen 0
Todd Weiss 3
Jay Lyman 4
Motley Fool 1
Jim Zemlin 3
Amanda McPherson 3
Jonathan Corbet 5
Danijel Orsolic 5
Rick Lehrbaum (DeviceGuru/LinuxDevices) 4
Henry Kingman (LinuxDevices) 4
Don Marti 5
Jeremy Allison 5
Richard Stallman 5
Bruce Perens 5
John Fontana 3
Falko Timme 5
Oliver Meyer 5
Michael Tiemann 5

Paul Allen’s C|Net

CNET 2
Ina Fried 1
Matt Asay 3
Dave Rosenberg 3
Martin LaMonica 2
Stephen Shankland 4

Ziff Davis

eWeek 3
Steven Vaughan 5
Joe Wilcox 2
Jason Brooks 3
Peter Galli 2

2012 Update

Mixed List

Darryl K. Taft 2
Zack Whittaker (formerly Microsoft UK) 1
Matt Rosoff 0
Lance Whitney 1
Florian Müller 0
Jack Wallen 4
Jono Bacon 4
Neil Richards 5
Swapnil Bhartiya 5
Mark Shuttleworth 4
Linus Torvalds 4
Michael Larabel 4
Ted Tso 3
Jon Gold 0
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An invade, divide, and conquer Grand Plan

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Eric RaymondHighlight: The invasion into the open source world is intended to leave Linux companies neglected, due to financial incentives from Microsoft. Learn more

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