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david@megginson.com (David Megginson) writes:
>While the term "Open Source" is recent, the community around it has
>been in existence for a long time -- it spun off when AT&T closed off
>the Unix sources.  If hatred and fear were a driving force, then it
>was hatred and fear of AT&T, IBM, and Sun that drove most
>free-software projects.

The practices surrounding open source date back even further, pretty
much to the early days of computing.  Steven Levy's _Hackers_ is pretty
instructive in this regard.  Software wasn't always a commodity, even in
strictly commercial computing.

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!
http://simonstl.com -- http://monasticxml.org


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