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Irish Times: May the Source be with you

Jan 29, 2001, 21:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Conor Pope)

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"However, there exists a whole group of extremely talented people who, despite the riches to be had, maintain that the challenge lies not in making money but in writing elegant code that will simply make computing more efficient and enjoyable."

"This noble, if financially foolhardy, approach has gathered momentum over the last 10 years. Characters like Linus Torvalds, who spearheaded the development of Linux, and Richard Stallman, the founder - some might say saint - of the free software movement, are now entering the realm of legend."

"Stallman will be in Ireland on February 6th to spread the gospel at a Copyright Association of Ireland (CAI) conference. He will be one of a number of speakers dissecting the relative merits of Open Source code, which has legal protection as a result of "copyleft" developments more than a decade ago."

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