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MLUG.ca: About Free Software - Some Economic Aspects

Mar 06, 2004, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregory Rimini)

[ Thanks to Paul Tatham for this link. ]

"In the course of my work I am often asked about Open Source Software and how it fits in to the IT landscape. People are puzzled by it's economics and social effects. I won't dwell here on definitions; most people that I speak to are less concerned about licence terms and more interested in understanding the forces at work.

"For the purposes of this discussion we will only be considering Free or Open Source Software that is published under the General Public License or a license that has similar properties. I tend to use the terms 'Free' and 'Open Source' interchangably..."

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