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Open Source In India: Open Source: How Both Capitalists and Communists Got It Wrong

Sep 03, 2006, 08:00 (14 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Krishnan for this link. ]

"Open Source is a very unique phenomenon which invokes extreme reactions from both the supporters and opponents. Open Source movement has a very passionate group of developers and users provoking similar reaction from the opposing camp (proprietary software developers and users). The open source movement was considered as socialistic movement by some and communist movement by some other people. Bill Gates has called the pro-open source campaigners as modern day communists and Shai Agassi from SAP management team has compared open source with socialism. There has been some talk about how different countries consider open source based on their ideologies..."

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