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San Diego Union-Tribune: Tim O'Reilly [Interview]

Jul 24, 2002, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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" O'Reilly is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly & Associates, a computer book publisher based in Sebastopol, and an activist for Internet standards and open-source software. He is in San Diego for his annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention, which begins today and continues through the week at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. About 1,500 computer programmers from all over the world are expected to attend.

"What is meant by the term 'open-source software'?

"It's the name given to a collection of computer software programs whose source code--the underlying language programmers use to build the programs--is available for free. This means users of the programs have the options, if they want, to modify the programs themselves.

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