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Leveraging Free

Mar 24, 2008, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'Free' has been a founding concept in the Linux world since before there was Linux--or GNU/Linux, if you prefer. In his history of the GNU project, Richard M. Stallman begins, 'When I started working at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1971, I became part of a software-sharing community that had existed for many years. Sharing of software was not limited to our particular community; it is as old as computers, just as sharing of recipes is as old as cooking.'

"And the rest of the world is finally, irrevocably, catching up..."

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