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On the State of Open Source Software: The Marketing and the Reality

Posted on Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

BY Edward J. Naughton

Yesterday Infoworld published a thought-provoking piece by Peter Wayner about the state of open source.  Wayner observes that the “open source” label is ubiquitous, but that the freedoms that open source was supposed to bring are much harder to find.  Many products are built on open source – the operating systems for iPhone and Android phones, for instance, are governed by open source licenses – but they’re locked down and/or kept in a “secret lair.”

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