Builder.AU: Are Open Source Databases for Real?
Jun 18, 2004, 01:00 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Sharwood)
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"It isn't often that technology and television share a story.
But in the case of the open source movement and reality television,
the parallels are eerie: both came to public attention in the late
1990s and subverted the usual order by putting ordinary people
centre stage. Reality television has grown beyond well beyond its
roots to infest almost every aspect of modern life, while open
source has gone from a geek's plaything to underpinning modern
computing tasks like web serving, application serving and embedded