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Upside: The year for open source

Dec 27, 2000, 13:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

"I'm sitting in Kettleman City, Calif.'s answer to the Mos Eisley Spaceport, trying to make sense of the past year from an open source perspective."

"This place seems about as good as any to reflect on the past 12 months. Like most of the people stopping here to fill up their gas tanks and grab an In-N-Out double animal burger for the road, the open source community, or at least the businesses around open source software, seems to be in a hurry to reach an unclear destination."

"Gone is the talk about changing the software industry as we know it. In its place stands a familiar set of the goals: earning money, building market share, maximizing shareholder return and, of course, keeping an even keel in case this New Economy thing was everything it was made out to be three years ago."

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