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Mail & Guardian: Open Source Secrets Laid Bare

“Ever since computer programmers began collaborating online to
build software applications, the ‘open source’ movement has been
developing into a serious rival to the multinational software
companies. Since the term was coined in the late 1990s, open source
has rapidly matured from an egalitarian approach to software design
into a movement whose practices underpin the internet. More
recently, it has begun to represent the seed of an ideology, whose
approach to openness and sharing is spilling over into the wider
world…”


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