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Eric S. Raymond on the Open Source Summit

“I didn’t see “hackers vs. suits” at the Summit — just a whole
bunch of people trying in various ways to get a handle on a very
powerful and complex phenomenon.”

“Some plain truth: businesspeople can’t “crush” us because,
fundamentally, they can’t do *anything* to us except throw money or
refrain from throwing money. They can’t erase all our source
archives. They can’t stop tens of thousands of people from writing
code every day for reasons that are outside the ken of
material-scarcity economics.”

Complete
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