How Open Source Really Is Changing The World
Mar 26, 2011, 20:04 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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."