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O'Reilly: The Increasing Importance of Community

May 03, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Community has always played a central role in the Open Source landscape, and the term 'community' is bandied around almost as much as 'Web 2.0'. Unfortunately, as with 'Web 2.0', the term 'community' has become a vague descriptor for a collection of principles that represent similar things. As more and more disparate groups and organisations make use of any definition, meaning tends to be blurred by the exceptions to the rule.

"It is interesting when you look back over the years at how community has played a role in the business and home consumerisation of Linux and Open Source..."

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