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Open source is 20: How it changed programming and business forever

Feb 06, 2018, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Every company in the world now uses open-source software. Microsoft, once its greatest enemy, is now an enthusiastic open supporter. Even Windows is now built using open-source techniques. And if you ever searched on Google, bought a book from Amazon, watched a movie on Netflix, or looked at your friend's vacation pictures on Facebook, you're an open-source user. Not bad for a technology approach that turns 20 on February 3.

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