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Mar 13, 2000, 15:43 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The Open Source revolution is in full swing. You need look no further than the inroads that Linux and Apache are making into the big-iron world of the Internet to see the evidence."

"Don't forget, Open Source is about technology, but it's really more of a philosophy. It's about more than computers, chips, compilers, and buzzwords. It's also about mindshare and the dynamics of a new paradigm of software creation. It's about being able to work together with people you've never met, on projects that are in a constant state of flux, on a time schedule that would cause a hummingbird's head to spin."

"The part that's not so obvious: it's about honesty. If I had to condense all defining aspects of the Open Source movement down to just one quality that shone above the rest, it's honesty. Because the Open Source philosophy involves giving everyone access to what is the most important thing--the code itself--there are no clandestine, cloak-and-dagger approaches."

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