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Release 1.0: The Open-Source Revolution

by Tim O’Reilly, with an introduction by Esther Dyson.
(Ed. note: this is an extended discourse–31 pages)

“A year ago, if you had asked the IS manager at a large company
about free software, he’d have told you he didn’t use it. It’s
unsupported, he might say. Not robust enough. Not commercial
quality.”

“Suddenly, in a flood of mainstream activity, that perception
has changed.”

Read
The Open-Source Revolution
.