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Hampton Roads Daily Press: Spoutin' Off: How Free Software is Leading to Change

May 03, 2005, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael E. Rau)


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"Many events in the evolution of personal computing have constituted true change. A small news item recently appeared that I believe heralds such an event and went by unappreciated. It represents a tremendous victory for consumers everywhere. More about this later.

"Computer enthusiasts, professional and amateur, who are interested in intellectual stimulation rather than dollar signs have always existed, as exemplified by the emergence of the Homebrew Computer Club in Menlo Park in the mid-1970s and the creation of the GNU project for free software in the mid-'80s..."

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