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The Origins and Future of Open Source Software

Mar 31, 1999, 07:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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A NetAction White Paper gives an historical look at Open Source Software.

  • Introduction
  • How Government Support Launched the Modern Computing Age
  • How Free, Open Source Software Created the Internet
  • Supervision and Standards
  • UNIX As A Public Standard
  • Breakdown of Open Computing on the Internet
  • Why the Government Withdrew From Defense of Open Standards
  • The Return of Open Source Computing
  • Where to Go from Here--Ending the Microsoft Monopoly
  • End Notes

This paper is available as a single HTML document, a text file, an RTF file, a postscript file, a PDF file, and a MS Word 5.1 file.