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The free and open source software movement is dominated by individuals who have shaped and encouraged its adoption by big business. In the second of two features, Matthew Aslett identifies the open source VIPs.
As noted in part one last month, CBR's list of open source VIPs represents the individuals who are considered to have done more than most to establish the open source movement as the market force it is today.
One of the successes of free and open source software is the ability of younger developers to build on the achievements of those who went before them. Part two contains a mix of individuals who have risen to prominence in recent years, as well as those who set the scene for open source success.