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LinuxFreak.org: Intellectual Property vs. Open Source

May 05, 2001, 00:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by alex)

This column on LinuxFreak argues that choosing open source software is choosing open standards and better security, while choosing proprietary software may satisfy only short-term problems.

"Every person, at some point, faces a very important decision:

Whether to implement a free open source solution based upon the many flavors of Unix and Unix like operating systems under GPL, BSD, or similar licensing schemas, or, choosing to go with a commercial proprietary standard, based on closed standards that one must pay enormous fees to obtain the source code.

This juncture in one's digital destiny can literally decide the pleasurability and ease of your overall computing experience."

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