ZDNet Australia: The Open Source Revolution
Feb 18, 2004, 12:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward Mandla)
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"The concept that software can evolve by being developed,
distributed to the community, improved and redistributed in a
seemingly endless cycle is difficult for most commercially minded
people to understand--let alone an organisation.
"After all, we are all used to software being created,
maintained and owned by an entity. Buying software means that the
software is in a 'final form' and we expect the owner to legally
protect their software (source code). We patiently wait for updates
and the software improves over time.
"Yet while we have been doing this, the open software movement
has been growing in the background, much like the Internet did in
its early days..."