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The Scribe: Open Source Opens New Doors

Mar 17, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Spaulding)

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"Imagine Microsoft releasing the software coding of Windows and Office to the general public for anybody to see and modify. It may sound like chaos to Microsoft and all closed source businesses alike, but the future may very well hold a corporate marketplace that isn't afraid to share.

"Open-source is the emerging movement of software that is not kept wrapped up and secret, but rather exposed for anyone to inspect and modify. The movement's core ideal is that with the software source open to anyone, the program can evolve faster and better than a company who only has a select number of employees to work on a product..."

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