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Scoop.NZ: The Open Source Revolution

Jun 29, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nandor Tanczos)

"At one level, the open-source revolution has been won. When you use a Nokia phone, trade on eBay or do a Google search you're using open-source technology. Open-source pioneers such as Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, fiercely believed in the need to liberate cyberspace from the grip of proprietary vendors such as Unix and Microsoft.

"They enabled Swedish student Linus Torvalds to prove--with the invention of the Linux operating system--their basic point, that computer codes and standards that are freely used, modified and re-distributed create more robust and flexible solutions than those emanating from proprietary vendors..."

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