Seeing the recent interest in discussing the connection (or
lack) between open source and capitalism, I thought people might
enjoy reading an article that appeared in a special Linux issue of
the peer-reviewed industry magazine IEEE Software:
This article presents an analysis of the open source community's
character, incentives, and systemic interactions. What emerges is
precisely the opposite of the fairly widespread, intuitive
understanding: rather than an assumed hostility or incompatibility
between open source and individualism/capitalism, there are in fact
deep parallels that flow from a common foundation.
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