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The Star (Malaysia): The new software economy

Jun 01, 1999, 03:37 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dinesh Nair)

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"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 Internet."

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