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LinuxWorld Australia: Open-Source Advocate Discusses the Movement

Jul 07, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"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..."

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