Talan Memmott on Thu, 20 Dec 2001 22:51:01 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime>The Fading Altruism of Open Source

> The point is not that, say, "Linux" would stand (as "Open Source") against
> "GNU" (as "Free Software"). The term "Open Source" was coined and
> disseminated by Eric S. Raymond very late, in 1998, as a rebranding for
> code that preceded the term for ears or even decades (including GNU,
> Linux, BSD, Apache, Perl, sendmail etc.) and which had simply been called
> Free Software before.

Just thinking about this a bit.....

The Open Source examples, seem almost like 'terra' for the net...  BSD,
Aplache, Perl, sendmail....
Something like 'Open Source' becomes 'Open Space'...
Overgrown from some feudal practice of power... Beyond Governance... Great

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