Funny, but incorrect

From the November 12 “Kernel Panic”:

Nov 12 2003 strip

In fact, this strip is incorrect. I did not coin the term “open source”;
I only popularized it. It was coined by
my friend Christine Peterson of the Foresight Institute. While it’s true that I more or less ran the brainstorming session and fortunately had enough of a clue to recognize a winner when it popped up, the creative leap was all hers.

UPDATE: Yes, it now reads “popularized”. Chris Wright changed it.

4 thoughts on “Funny, but incorrect

  1. RNN: Christine Peterson, who lectures on nanotechnology? Christine Peterson, who serves on the Advisory Board of Alameda Capital? Christine Peterson, who co-authored Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution? Christine Peterson, who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from MIT, is single and lives in the bay area?

    ESR: Yeah.

    RNN: NAMEDROPPER!

  2. “In fact, this strip is incorrect. I did not coin the term “open source”; I only popularized it”

    Isn’t that how the strip already reads? (“Eric Raymond, who popularized the term ‘Open Source?’”). Why post this at all?

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