Welcome to Open Source 2.0

“There is no doubt that 3 February 1998 was a historic day. For
it was then, at a meeting in Mountain View, that a small group led
by Eric Raymond came up with the term ‘open source’ as an
alternative to the description ‘free software.’ The question is,
will history count 21 June 2007 as another such pivotal moment–the
day that Open Source 2.0 was born?

“The meeting in Mountain View was held because some believed it
was time to move on from Richard Stallman’s crusade for freedom
through free software, and to adopt a more pragmatic approach.
Doing so, the argument went, would make free software/open source
more attractive to business users who were more interested in
efficiency than ideology…”


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