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CNET News.com: Dot-com dropouts share open-source love

Feb 20, 2002, 11:56 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)
"Open-source programmers gathered this past weekend to share ideas and dreams about new methods for distributing encrypted data across the Internet and plans for a peer-to-peer wireless backbone.

Aside from a common love of computing, the crowd that was gathered in the dim confines of a nightclub at the edge of Multimedia Gulch here shared another trait: unemployment.

While many skilled programmers here were caught up in the recent dot-com frenzy, the collapse of the market has left most of them without work--and with a lot of free time."

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