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Linux.com: All about the Jive

Jul 11, 2000, 12:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

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"Pundits in the computer industry have written that Linux is obsolete technology for so long that it has become a cliche. In this article, I will contrast open software development style with an American musical style known as Jazz."

"Jazz music is unique. You'd be hard pressed to find a good definition of exactly what it is. You might hear something like, "Jazz is any music that a Jazz musician plays," or "you just know it when you hear it."

"However, there are some common threads which weave through most of the Jazz experience. Most times, there is a form of improvisation which is built over, through and around a common underlying structure."

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