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Policy: Geeks Bearing Gifts: Open Source Software and Its Enemies

Jun 24, 2005, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Gruen)

"Half way through Peter Weir's 'Witness' there is a barn raising. As Maurice Jarre's synthesised monotones transform themselves into a symphony, so the lives of those we see are transmogrified into thing of simple and enduring utility, a monument to the miracle of human co-operation and endeavour.

"Those viewers whose hearts have not turned to stone marvel at what they see. They have one of those moments when they wonder why life can't be more like this. Perhaps some contemplate how to make it so. Then their reveries fade and they return once more to life in its fallen state..."

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