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ZDTV: Show and Tell: The World of Open Source

Jun 03, 1999, 12:39 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Tiemann)

"I believed that for it to grow, a company would have to support this software. So I and several others started Cygnus in 1989, and we built a model around enhancing, developing, and supporting open source software and making it available to companies."

"In the Linux world, you have the technical free market-- different programmers can try different ideas, and the best ones win based on what the user says. So Linux creates a best of breed operating system with everyone in the world working together."

"In 10 years, open source will be broadly applied. To give a geopolitical analogy: The adoption rate of open software is a lot like the adoption rate of democracy. It's not yet 100 percent, but it's compelling, it's rewarding, and it's the best way to do it."

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