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Is FOSS Heading for an Identity Crisis?

Mar 12, 2008, 15:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"In his recent Forbes article Cash Me Out (by way of The Register's Open Season) Dan Lyons likens the assimilation of open source into the mainstream IT industry to the incorporation of gay culture into mainstream culture.

"In his article, Lyons references The End of Gay Culture, an essay written by Andrew Sullivan and published in The New Republic in 2005 that argued that the gay rights movement had been so successful that gay culture had been absorbed into mainstream culture. While the success was something to celebrate, it also challenged former definitions of gay culture and identity, according to Sullivan..."

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