Ignoring Open Source is Costing Us Dear

“Firefox, the browser that dared to challenge the supremacy of
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, has just reached 400m downloads–and
deservedly so. It now claims a market share of nearly 20% in the UK
and 30% in Germany. Firefox, part of the admirable Mozilla
Foundation, is based on open source, created and improved on by
volunteers all over the world. The cooperative spirit that infused
the open source movement is now taking over the world as people and
corporations collaborate on music, videos, products or the
Wikipedia. All of which makes it scandalous that the open source
movement has not taken off in the UK as it has in other

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