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FOSS: On the Road to Nowhere

Mar 20, 2019, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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From being an outlying oddity, FOSS has become the norm — so much so that invitations for bids often specify that the resulting software must be open source.

Yet I can’t help thinking that FOSS as a whole has lost its sense of shared values. Nor do groups that might provide those shared values, like the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Linux Foundation, seem capable of providing the leadership that could provide those shared values.

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