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Open Source and the Long Tail: An Interview with Chris Anderson

Jan 10, 2008, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

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Q: How does open source play into the Long Tail?

"Anderson: Anybody writing software for anyone to consume for any reason. That's the Long Tail applied to open source. Open source is fundamentally a marketplace in which anyone can participate. It's a meritocracy. It's a more efficient way of discovering development talent, rather than the old model of hiring out of universities and such..."

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