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Hal Snyder <>
Sat Mar 13 20:44:53 CET 2004


 writes:

> So, the COMMERCIAL bit here, well some lame corps release code as
> open source just because they thing it's in their COMMERCIAL
> interest. That doesn't apply to the vast majority of open source
> code though. Most of it is released by feverish individuals with
> various murky agendas, such as "destroy Microsoft" or "earn
> reputation as hacker" or whatnot.

Hurrah for the murky agendas, whatever they may be, as long as it gets
people thinking and creating things.


I think there is something going on with open source that is bigger
than any of its zealots, exploiters, or apologists.

The activity by thousands of individuals all over the globe of
real-time collaboration on creative pursuits marks another turning
point in the history of our species. There is almost a zoologist's
delight in watching the process of natural selection take place among
the projects.


Sorry for OT, will go back to review of EOPL in hopes of being able to
comprehend things like ubf's proc_socket_server.erl more quickly.



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