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TechWeb: Panelists Describe Open Source Dictatorships

Aug 12, 1999, 19:43 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Malcolm Maclachlan)

[ Thanks to theHippo for this link. ]

"Open source may sound democratic, but it isn't. At the LinuxWorld Expo on Wednesday, leaders of some of the best-known open source development efforts said they function as dictators.

"The ultimate example is Linux itself. Creator Linus Torvalds has final say over all changes to the kernel of the popular open source clone of Unix."

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