The Origins and Future of Open Source Software

A NetAction White Paper gives an historical look at Open Source

  • Introduction
  • How Government Support Launched the Modern Computing Age
  • How Free, Open Source Software Created the Internet
  • Supervision and Standards
  • UNIX As A Public Standard
  • Breakdown of Open Computing on the Internet
  • Why the Government Withdrew From Defense of Open Standards
  • The Return of Open Source Computing
  • Where to Go from Here–Ending the Microsoft Monopoly
  • End Notes

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