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New York Times: R.I.P.: The Counterculture Aura of Linux

May 25, 2004, 13:45 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

[ Thanks to Michael Scottaline for this link. ]

"Linux, the free operating system once seen as a symbol of a computing counterculture, is becoming a mainstream technology and is being forced to behave more like one.

"A step down that path of maturity came yesterday when Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, announced that software developers making contributions to the operating system would have to sign their work and vouch for its origin..."

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