Sunday, December 14, 2003

Wired 11.11: Open Source Everywhere

An interesting note about the methodology of open source that is catching on like wildfire allover:

Says that the amazing thing about linux is not its success in the market. The revolution lies in the method and not in the result wherein a group of collaborators build a product while keeping all collaborations open to review and use.

Goes on to say that IP is open-source's nemesis:
a legal regime that has become so stifling and restrictive that thousands of free-thinking programmers, scientists, designers, engineers, and scholars are desperate to find new ways to create

An interesting observation - open source became prominent in the programming community first because of its proximity to the internet.

An awesome statement: opensource is P2P production

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