"Despite being distributed across the globe, and communications
being largely conducted online, open source projects can benefit
immensely from direct human contact, says one of the fathers of
"Bdale Garbee, who is also HP's Linux chief technology officer,
is a big fan of 'The Meatspace' as way to further development
efforts. This probably comes as a surprise to people accustomed to
hearing that the open source movement has flourished courtesy of
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