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Linux Magazine: Linus� Law to the Letter

May 14, 2005, 05:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)


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"If open source has a mantra, it must surely be, 'Free as in speech, not free as in beer.' Software, we claim, should be unencumbered, allowing consumers of the software to run, copy, distribute, study, change, and improve the code as they see fit--in other words, free, as in liberty, to exploit the code.

"But 'free as in speech' isn't just a simile for open source. It's also one of its best practices. Most open source projects operate as a community, where freewheeling, democratic, and even contentious debate improves both the code and the community..."

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