March 26, 2001

On trust and Open Source

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET's eWeek: "When we speak of the open-source
culture/movement/business (or threat, if you are
Microsoft), many of us may not be aware of its
roots. Open source is a relatively new, updated
term for the principles around which early hackers
created programs for the first computers. Today,
what we mean by open source is essentially
shared application code, which can be altered and shared by whoever
possesses the skills to manipulate it. But this process is governed by a
license, and in the case of Linux, the core of it is controlled by one
person, Linus Torvalds."

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