From the End of the Beginning to the Beginning of the End

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 8, 2009 2:07 AM EDT
Open Source Initiative; By Michael Tiemann
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When Eric Raymond posted the first of the Halloween Documents in 1998, it marked the end of the beginning for open source. That is to say those documents demonstrated that the logical superiority of the open source development model had penetrated the most headstrong corporate skull in the proprietary software universe: Microsoft. The fact that Microsoft could judge major open source projects to be equal or possibly superior to their own efforts more than 10 years ago, and the fact that they recognized

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