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

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