"UNIX gave birth to it, Linux and GNU raised it, Netscape gave
it maturity and Oracle wants to get married to it. We are talking
about the Open Source movement here.
"A movement based on an economy where one literally gives away
one's prized intellectual property. Something which is definitely
alien in concept to the established software industry.
"Pushed on forward by Eric S. Raymond in his seminal paper,
``The Cathedral and The Bazaar'' and carried further in
Homesteading the Noosphere, the open source movement or free source
has been the mainstay of the applications driving the
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