San Francisco Chronicle: Open Source's Untapped Potential
Apr 19, 2004, 20:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The growing popularity of the Linux operating system has drawn
attention to a style of software development in which volunteers,
collaborating over the Internet, can create programs that are
cheaper, even arguably better, than those that emerge from paid
staffers working at high-tech firms.
"Now a new book argues that the style of development dubbed open
source--so-called because the working innards, or source code, are
published freely--has the potential to revolutionize not just the
software and high-tech industries, but biotechnology, publishing
and other fields..."