"At one level, the open-source revolution has been won. When you
use a Nokia phone, trade on eBay or do a Google search you're using
open-source technology. Open-source pioneers such as Richard
Stallman, founder of the free software movement, fiercely believed
in the need to liberate cyberspace from the grip of proprietary
vendors such as Unix and Microsoft.
"They enabled Swedish student Linus Torvalds to prove--with the
invention of the Linux operating system--their basic point, that
computer codes and standards that are freely used, modified and
re-distributed create more robust and flexible solutions than those
emanating from proprietary vendors..."