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Canada.com: Linux Poised to Shape Software and Society

Aug 23, 2003, 04:00 (35 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Duncan Stewart)

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"If one accepts the importance of the King James Bible, there are some interesting points to think about. One is that it is 'only' a translation. The fundamental story of the Bible had existed for a thousand years by the time James and his crew took a crack at it. The information it contains is pretty much the same as all other bibles, but how that information is presented is as important. The second fact of its composition is that a committee of 50 did it. It is a monumental work of literature (in addition to its religious importance) ... and what other work of similar import was written by such a large group rather than a single brilliant author? Finally, it was open (written in compelling and accessible language available to the average person of the time) and wasn't copywrited.

"Sounds like Linux..."

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