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email@example.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
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.
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