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The most successful open source project ever

Dec 22, 2009, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

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"At some point, someone had to make some sort of investment into a project to bring it to life (be that investment money, time, labor, etc). This thought sparked another and led me to, are you ready… Santa Claus.

"(Bear with me, it is the holiday season.)

"The Santa Claus mythos has been around for generations - long before Linus Torvalds created Linux and RMS thought up FSF. And, if you follow the typical Santa Claus mythos, you should be able to see how easily it not only fits into the open source model, it could have been the very inspiration for the open source model."

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