February 11, 2007

Peer Innovation and Production

When Linus Torvalds first posted a fledgling version of Linux to an obscure software bulletin board in 1991, no one would have predicted that open-source software would be much more than a short-lived hacker experiment. Even after Linux became a serious global movement, large software companies denigrated it, arguing that open-source code would never offer the completeness or reliability of proprietary software.

Link: Business Week

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