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LinuxInsider: Open Source: It's the Community, Stupid!

Dec 18, 2004, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ric Shreves)

"I seem to have found myself in an amusing position regarding open source: It feels at times like I've become the local poster child, or in some cases, whipping boy, for the movement. Mind you, I'm not complaining, this is one of the most interesting issues in technology today and one of the most dynamic.

"People approach me regularly on the subject of open source. Unfortunately, many of them tend to engage in polemics concerning the relative strengths of their preferred monopolistic software package versus whatever parallel open-source alternative happens to be in the press at the moment..."

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