11 Biggest Open Source Success Stories That is Changing The World As We Know It
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"According to Fortune, Open Source is slowly gaining
acceptance in the corporate world. More and more corporates are
beginning to see the merits of Open Source and have started
embracing it. But all these changes didn't happened overnight. It
was rather a painful journey. 'Sharing' was never a good thing for
Corporates until recently. These changes were largely brought about
by a string of Open Source success stories that happened over the
"GNU/Linux is probably the biggest thing ever happened with Open
Source. Richard Stallman, founder of Open
Source Free Software movement, spearheaded a project to
build a "complete Unix-compatible software system" based entirely
on free software(free as in freedom).
"Project was called GNU(GNU is Not Unix). During the same time
Linus Torvalds built a Kernel(which is otherwise known as the heart
of an opearting system) and made it Open Source. He named it Linux.
The Linux kernel and GNU tools(libraries, compilers, text editors
etc) combined to become GNU/Linux operating system(popularly known