There Is No Open Source Community

Posted by salparadise on Jan 13, 2006 3:58 PM EDT
www.onlamp.com; By John Mark Walker
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Conventional wisdom says that powerful individuals drive open source by working against the grain to institute a methodology of sharing that would balance the power between software vendors and users.

While this makes for an entertaining narrative, there is quantitative evidence to the contrary. The reality is that placing too much emphasis on individual players in the open source movement ignores overarching economic trends that drove open source development and adoption.



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This article lacks soul tadelste 0 1,548 Jan 14, 2006 8:00 AM
Yes there is an Open Source Community. salparadise 2 1,298 Jan 14, 2006 5:24 AM

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