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TechNewsWorld: Is It Time to Switch to Open-Source Software?

Jul 19, 2005, 01:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Reid Goldsborough)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The personal computer revolution is all about freedom of choice, but ironically, software companies typically try to regulate what you can do. You license a program instead of buying it outright. You can use it on only one or a specified number of computers. You can't modify its source code.

"The 'open-source' software movement came into existence in the late 1990s as a reaction to this. With roots that go back to the hacker culture of the 1960s, open-source software is developed and improved by programming-literate users, who then share their efforts with anyone interested..."

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