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The Boston Globe: The Open Source Cafe

Aug 01, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Berdik)

"To some, open-source means Linux and a computer software revolution. To others, it also means tasty Greek meatballs and Korean coconut chicken. In February, Scott Francisco and Nick Senske, two graduate students in architecture at MIT, opened an on-campus 'open-source cafe' where the menu continuously evolves from postings on the cafe's online discussion board.

"In open-source computer programming, the source code of software is made public and alterable by users, and any improvements are freely shared..."

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