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Groklaw: The Economist Article: Looking at Open Source at a Tilt

Mar 18, 2006, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"You probably saw the article on Open Source in the Economist, 'Open, but not as usual.'

"If you did, you read it and probably sighed. The premise of the article is that the very openness of the Open Source method is its worst vulnerability, particularly as attempts are made to extend the method beyond software, and as the title implies, that Open Source is changing to become more like proprietary. It is also another attack on Wikipedia. My, there's been a lot of anti-Open Source mileage out of that. I have news for you. Wikipedia is not an Open Source project. It's a cousin, maybe. But it's an entirely different kettle of fish, as I'll explain..."

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