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Free Software Magazine: Jim Kent, Hero of Open source

Feb 16, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Richmond)

"Percy Shelly averred that poets were the unacknowledged legislators of the world. That was a hope rather than a fact. It might have been true in earlier centuries but the inexorable rise of scientific methodology relegated it as a source of power and influence. Inevitably, the baton passed to science.

"Computer designers and software engineers might reasonably claim that they have taken on the mantle previously occupied by their artistic ancestors and everyone is all too unhappily familiar with the baleful, quasi-monopolistic influence of large software companies like Microsoft..."

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