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Denver Post: Denver Firm Allows 'net Programmers to Collaborate on Projects [Jabber Overview]

Aug 19, 2001, 12:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Beauprez)

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"Andre Durand has just 55 people on his company's payroll, but he's figured out a way to get 1,500 more to work for him for free.

In building his Denver company, Jabber.com, Durand is tapping into a growing culture of computer geeks who collaborate on the Internet and create software for the sheer enjoyment of cranking out code.

Called the "open-source community," this circle of Internet programmers collaborates on about 15,000 software projects, sharing software code and any improvements they make along the way. Linux, the operating system that competes with Microsoft's Windows platform, is probably the best known open-source software started this way."

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