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CIO Magazine: Red Hat Exec: Hackers Still Important

Aug 29, 2006, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Volunteer hackers still play an important role in open-source software development despite the many companies that pay developers to work on open-source products, according to Michael Tiemann, Red Hat's vice president of open source affairs.

"Tiemann, who is also president and a member of the board at the Open Source Initiative, a nonprofit organization that promotes open-source software, was in India last week to address a symposium on the impact of intellectual property laws on innovation and progress..."

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