"The events of this week reminded me why I love GNU,
Linux, and free software so much. We leverage the power of
communities of independent people better than any organization on
the planet. It is simply a fact that gets proven over and over
again. Discussions over the last several months have revolved
around several interesting GNU/Linux and free software facts:
* If GNU/Linux were created solely by paid developers, it would
have cost over 1 BILLION dollars to develop using conventional
proprietary means. 1.
* Open source and free software are saving a lot of people in
the real world a substantial amount of money, including government
agencies. 2. "