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InfoWorld: Open Source and Global Development

Apr 08, 2003, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In an upcoming InfoWorld feature, we explore a set of interrelated themes that Andy Singleton has identified under the rubric of 'IT deflation:' a global pool of talent, a surplus of software components (often freely available), and the research and communication skills necessary to translate these resources into IT successes.

"We interviewed Andy for the story, and I talked to a number of others as well. One especially useful perspective was Brian Behlendorf's. As co-founder of both the Apache Software Foundation and then CollabNet, Brian observes the confluence of open source and outsourcing from a unique vantage point. He believes, and I agree, that we should embrace the reality that software projects are not separable from the people who work on them..."

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