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Are we mis-selling 'open source'?

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Specifically I am thinking about our attempts to explain the nature and importance of open source Software to people who have barely heard of it.

I have sat through countless (ok half a dozen) presentations where the concepts of free, open source software and the GPL have been explained expertly and professionally to an audience of intelligent folk who procure and use computing technology in schools, colleges and businesses.

I often have looked at their expressions but never really placed them until I re-read this little book. Yes, it's a class of youngsters who got lost early and are now scavenging for clues from the speaker.

They are lost because of an exclusivity error.

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