LinuxWorld Australia: Open-Source Advocate Discusses the Movement
Jul 07, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"How did you first get interested in the open source
movement? Was there an 'aha!' moment for you?
"It was long before the term 'open source' came to be. In high
school, I used a piece of shareware called Fractant. It was really
intriguing. It came with the full source code. The first screen was
a scrolling list of e-mail addresses of all the collaborators. If
you had a change to the software, you could send it to this
address, and it would be incorporated in the next version. This was
very different than any software I had seen or run before..."