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ZDNet UK: Testing Times for Open Source

Apr 23, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"One of the problems people who wear ties have with open source is the question of why anyone bothers to write it. Linus Torvalds famously said that if ten people collaborate on a project for an hour, everyone gets back nine times more work than they put in--a return on investment that should satisfy the most avaricious suit. There's more to it than that, though: the very human desire to create something of worth and be credited with it is highly motivating, and open source software is much better at this than work hidden behind the proprietary shield..."

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