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Forcing Leaders Into Benevolence

Jason Hunter: There’s a powerful dynamic that applies to leaders of open source projects due to the threat of external forking. It forces leaders into benevolence because anyone at any time can take the same source code you have and compete with you. Imagine if corporate companies had to work that way. How responsive they’d be! Imagine if companies couldn’t use patents and copyright law to retain customers. That’s what open source projects live with.

Sam Ruby: Forcing Leaders Into Benevolence

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Selling Freedom

I am volunteering with a nonprofit organization that is looking to upgrade their (antiquated) IT system. They have a hodge-podge of old PCs, with no real network. I’m sharing with them my expertise in the field, to ensure that they buy products and...

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