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ZDNet News: What Makes Open Source Tick?

Aug 18, 2000, 01:29 (4 Talkback[s])
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"What makes open source really tick? And, more importantly, how long can it keep ticking before some kind of time bomb explodes?"

"I pondered these questions this week as I roamed the halls of the LinuxWorld trade show at the San Jose Convention Center."

"I'm not alone in my musings. At the show, open-source backers expressed concern regarding whether participation in their movement by corporate players like Compaq, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sun Microsystems will wreck the geek paradise they've built."

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