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Wired: Open Source Rich Opens Mouth

Dec 11, 1999, 06:50 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

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"Sometimes keeping information proprietary can be a good thing."

"Open source software guru Eric Raymond, however, opted for full disclosure in bragging in an open letter about becoming "absurdly rich" after cashing in on a Linux company's IPO."

"Raymond detailed his windfall netted from Thursday's record-breaking IPO by VA Linux Systems, of which he is on the board of directors. He discussed the impact that the tens of millions of "paper" dollars will have on his life in a long, rambling letter published on Slashdot, Linux Today and other Linux-related sites."

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