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Eric S. Raymond on the Open Source Summit

Mar 11, 1999, 15:58 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric S. Raymond)

"I didn't see "hackers vs. suits" at the Summit -- just a whole bunch of people trying in various ways to get a handle on a very powerful and complex phenomenon."

"Some plain truth: businesspeople can't "crush" us because, fundamentally, they can't do *anything* to us except throw money or refrain from throwing money. They can't erase all our source archives. They can't stop tens of thousands of people from writing code every day for reasons that are outside the ken of material-scarcity economics."

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