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Intellectual Open Source: Programming as if Quality Mattered

Jan 21, 1999, 18:09 (1 Talkback[s])

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"... the open-source model is well on its way to obsolescing the closed-source one." -- Eric S. Raymond

"... open source puts the software customer in the driver's seat, dramatically lowers total cost of ownership and is the only recipe that works for high reliability. For these good reasons, it probably will not be long before buying closed-source software for your key infrastructure is considered the height of irresponsibility."

"The lure for software developers is even more direct..."

This article by Eric S. Raymond also has excellent talkbacks.

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