NY Times: A Surge in Popularity of Software That Unlocks the Code

“Once widely denigrated by commercial developers as chaotic
programming by committee, open source is now expected to come into
its own this year as a business model, with potentially
far-reaching consequences for developers and consumers of computer

“At the start of 1998, the question was would there be an
economic model that would sustain the success of this open-software
movement, and I think that question has been answered”

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