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Open Source, free or not free?

Jul 04, 2010, 05:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Locutus)

[ Thanks to Locutus for this link. ]

"To be or not to be, free. That is the question. Well the answer is not 42. Or maybe it is. Forty two is the answer to life according to Arthur Dent yet he didn't know the question. The question is probably too big for us to understand or even ask so I guess we will never know. Perhaps one day at the restaurant doing some pasta equations while watching the end of the universe we will know but until then.....

"For the time being, I am just going to take a tiny slice of life and examine that. This part of the universe and fraction of 42 is Open Source. The Open Source way of life has been described as many things. Hippy and communistic are the two most used terms which I believe could not be further from the truth.

"Open Source is not a way of thinking that all programs should be free and nobody should have to pay money for them."

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