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MIT Technology Review: The Open-Source Solution

Jan 08, 2007, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Constantine)

"As you read this, countless programmers worldwide are collaborating to write, refine, and debug open-source software. Open-source pioneer Richard ­Stallman estimates that a million programmers now contribute to these efforts, in which the original written form of the code--the source--is made freely available for everyone to work on and worry over. Once a fringe phenomenon, the practice has grown into a major force in software development.

"Open source is both a movement and a method..."

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