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Newsfactor: Is Open Source Superior?

Jan 31, 2007, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Can you improve your IQ? Can you improve it by a factor of thousands? That might seem like the pipe dream of some overzealous geneticist. But in truth, it's the promise--and perhaps the power--of the open source movement, where two heads are better than one and two thousand are better than two.

"Just ask an open source advocate about the strength of his community, and he'll tell you that it is the community--the mere fact that so many coders and critics can examine the code, each adding his own knowledge to the project. With open source, the strength of the community is the community itself..."

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