March 30, 2001

Second sight

Author: JT Smith

"There is no doubt that the Hacker Ethic is the Finnish ethic too. The cascade of free-software applications that have come out of Finland over past two decades - not just Linux, but anonymous remailing, Internet Relay Chat, and others - emerge from a specific social context. To explain it, you need to look how the Finns deploy their power and money in public services." Guardian Unlimited's Pat Kane examines the Finnish obsession with Open Source technology.

Category:

  • Open Source
Click Here!