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How Open Source Really Is Changing The World

Mar 26, 2011, 20:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Shimel)

"The Internet has changed that in a really short time. It has made everyone ready for freedom and all that it promises. Yes governments can try to hit the 'kill switch', they can harness the power of the net to keep their people in line and invade their privacy. They can even set up a 'great firewall'. But it will not stop people seeking freedom.

"When we dig deeper at what is making all of this technologically induced change possible, we find open source at the core. Open Source is empowering the net. God knows Bill Gates and Microsoft would not have embraced the Internet if Linux and other open technologies did not have the potential and were not eating their lunch. Google would not be what it is without open source. For that matter neither would Facebook and Twitter."

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