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CNET News.com: Open-source programming sites go live

Dec 11, 1999, 23:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Two Web sites for helping companies fund open-source programming projects launched within the span of two days this week."

"Sourcexchange, the main project of a company called Collab.net, began official operations just a day after competitor Cosource went live...."

"However, open-source programming has been limited by the fact that the programmers only will work for projects in which they have a particular interest, leaving important but dull details incomplete. The open-source sites such as Sourcexchange are banking that the profit motive will help introduce other motivations."

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