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Welcome to Opensville, Population Zero

Apr 19, 2007, 23:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Hurley)

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"At conferences I'm often asked, 'What is the state of open source?' I usually toss out some variation of my 'Opensville' analogy. Today I thought I'd elaborate on the analogy in my first TalkBMC post.

"Nestled between Proprietary and Freedomberg, Opensville is a utopia. Everyone who lives in the adjacent cities spends their free time in Opensville. The parks are beautiful, the shopping is amazing, and the nights are pure Vegas. Sounds like a great place, huh? One problem: no one actually wants to live there. No one wants to pay the taxes or put in the effort it takes to keep the city running. Welcome to Opensville, population zero..."

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