No matter what the state of a language/application/etc is, how much it's supported by the masses, there will always be those out there balancing out the popularity with their own opinions to the contrary. Where some see one of the best things since slides bread, others see things weighted towards the less positive side. For the popular LAMP package, one of those people is Cliff Wells who voices his opinions in this new blog post.
Open source software has fought a long battle to get where it is today, and at least 3/4 of the so-called LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack are under vigorous attack by many, myself included. Why? I can't speak for everyone, or for that matter, anyone but myself, but I'm good at doing that so here goes.
He makes several points about the package, including:
There's a quick comment at the end noting that PHP and MySQL have done a lot to "bring open source into the mainstream", but that they've done their job and we need to move on.