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Hey FOSS Project, What's Your Pedigree?

Jun 22, 2008, 08:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"Organic open source. Non-organic open source. Genetically modified free software. None of these are phrases that are in common usage but exploring what they mean is an interesting exercise.

"MySQL's Brian Aker used the first two terms when responding to a post by Linux kernel guru Ted T'so about what Sun was trying to do with its OpenSolaris project. I made up the third one myself! And whatever follows is my take on these terms..."

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