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Reuters: Xanadu project to open source

Aug 26, 1999, 19:21 (5 Talkback[s])
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"After 40 years, some of the 'longest-running vaporware project' will be open to developers."

"Software developers can now get a first glimpse of one of the computer industry's longest and most storied software projects -- still unfinished after almost 40 years."

"Eccentric inventor Ted Nelson said this week he would make some of the software code for his Xanadu project -- a conceptual precursor of the World Wide Web -- available to the open source development community, where programmers have free access to a software program's code over the Internet, allowing them to make changes to improve the code and test it for bugs."

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