This week at LWN: The birth of the open source enterprise stack

Posted by grouch on Jun 30, 2006 6:13 PM EDT; By Glyn Moody
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For the first ten years of its life, free software was largely a hacker's tool. All the early programs – Emacs, GCC, Perl, Linux – were written by coders for coders (usually themselves). It was the rapid uptake of the Internet by business in the mid-1990s that led to free software being used by companies, not just their employees.

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