April 10, 2001

Open-source development drives innovation

Author: JT Smith

CNET: "On the face of it, even the existence of such a movement seems bizarre: Why should large
numbers of programmers around the world volunteer to spend hour after hour writing code or
catching bugs without the hope of monetary gain? And yet they do. Open-source
development has led to the creation of applications such as the Linux operating system and
the Apache Web server. Launched eight years ago at the initiative of Linus Torvalds, a
Finnish student, Linux-based operating systems have captured nearly 30 percent of the
server market."


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