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LinuxInsider: Open Source and the 'Not Invented Here' Syndrome

Nov 22, 2003, 04:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

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"While watching CNN last week, I suffered one of those brain spasms that leave you holding an idea you can neither rationally assess nor forget about. I still can't assess the idea--and I'm about to ask you for help on that--but my attempts to do something with it did give me a deeper insight into the forces that made the Linux development process so successful.

"The idea that started this has absolutely nothing to do with open source, Unix or management. I was watching a CNN report on casualties in Iraq when it occurred to me that scratch-and-lose lottery tickets could be used to address a critical intelligence issue..."

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