FUD correction

Brian Good bkgood at PACBELL.NET
Thu May 20 01:44:10 UTC 1999

I was wrong about "The Cathedral and the Bazaar" mentioning FUD...  Eric
Raymond does not appear to use the term there.  FUD is used in the
infamous (and related) Microsoft "Halloween Documents," internal
Microsoft memos which Eric annotated and posted at

The essay "What is FUD?" by Roger Irwin at

suggests that the term has a history in the computer industry that
predates the Open Source movement, although recent events have increased
awareness of the term in the minds of the public.


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