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Naivete is the Heart of Open Source

Jun 15, 2007, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Or maybe I should say a lack of guile. But naivete works, too. I just spent an engaging hour talking with Glyn Moody, author of Rebel Code and Digital Code of Life (which I had not heard of but which sounds fascinating--talks, at least in part, about how open source helped to keep bioinformatics from being overrun by patents), and came away feeling even stronger that freedom is the basis of any good business, including open source software. Glyn wrote the very first big article on Linux back in 1997 ('The Greatest OS that Never Was'), and is one of the writers who inspired me back in my early days with open source..."

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