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Linux Journal: cat /dev/DiBona/brain: Spreading the Wealth and Walking the Walk

May 27, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"I recently attended the Open Source Business Conference, and as I walked along the aisles of the main keynote hall, I watched my fellow conference goers, and it got me thinking.

"Clayton Christensen was up there going on about innovation this and company that at this well-attended gathering of what I would consider pretty high-end executive talent. The talk of the conference was, as you have likely gleaned from its title, open-source software development, methodologies and business. How you use it. How it came to be. How others use it. How it is maintained. How you can take part. How is company X taking part? Why is open-source software so grand? And so on and so forth. All of them were good talks, mostly given by people for whom I have a good amount of respect. There was only one glaring problem..."

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