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InfoWorld: MySQL Sees 'Invisible Hand' at Work in Open Source

Oct 03, 2006, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by China Martens)

"What's the link between eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher Adam Smith, often regarded as the father of modern economics, and the open-source software movement? According to Marten Mickos, the chief executive officer of open-source database company MySQL, it's Smith's concept of an 'invisible hand,' which guides individuals pursuing their own betterment to achieve goals that also benefit society at large.

"Mickos sees an invisible hand at work in much of what's going on in today's open-source community..."

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