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Thursday, October 12th, 2006, 8:58 am

Prophetic Prediction in 2001: Open Source Monopoly

Crystal ball

CNET presented the following perspective just 5 years ago.

It’s not hard to understand why open-source software, such as the Linux operating system and the Apache HTTP server, is growing in popularity among corporate IT departments. When source code is open, any developer is free to read, redistribute and modify it. This leads to faster bug fixes, improved software and lower development costs.

This appears to be gradually becoming a reality. The ideas and principles are more openly accepted as valid.

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