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GeekSpeek: Open Source Heroes

Mar 30, 2004, 02:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Nicholas)

[ Thanks to Rick Nicholas for this link. ]

"I was attending a LUG meeting the other night and happened into an interesting conversation, a number of the members were discussing who, in their opinion, was a true hero of the open source movement. As you can imagine many of the names mentioned were those we hear about all the time in the press, tech publications, etc. But as I stood there listening to the discussion I wondered to myself silently, are these people the only true heroes of the open source community?

"As I was driving home I pondered the question a bit more. I guess in some ways the open source idols we hear so much about could be considered heroes, after all, without their efforts and dedication open source would not be where it is today, but what level of contribution to the cause makes one a hero...?"

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