Boycotting a company?

Boycotting a tech company because they once did something that was unfriendly to Open Source?

Wow, good luck buying any tech gadget in those conditions.

Think about it. No, seriously. Take any company, look back 10 years. All companies end up in the Open Source Internet Beam Of Hate at some point or another, not always for good reason. I've felt that heat myself a few times in the last few years, I know all too well what it's like to be hated by the people you're trying to help.

Even the companies that try to put Open Source above everything else screw up, either because they make mistakes, or simply because within the Open Source world there are so many different interests anyway that it's impossible to please everyone.
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