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Inprise Developer News: Start the revolution without me

Oct 12, 1999, 02:16 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juancarlo AƱez)

"Everybody's talking about the "open software revolution." From geek forums like SlashDot to academic journals like Communications of the ACM, from the New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, everyone is saying that there's something important going on."

"The leaders of the open-source movement argue that their way of doing things will change the world of software development forever. Detractors question their leadership and attack their ideas on business, logical, economic, political, sociological, and other grounds. The hubbub is rising so fast I've seen good friends worry that open-source software may destroy their way of life by making it impossible to sell software or write it for hire."

"I'm not at home with the rhetoric of any of the factions. I'm not a radical, I'm a programmer. You say you want a revolution? You can count me out."

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