20 years of open source: Its world-changing history in brief

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Roots in the free software movement
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The free software movement was started by Richard Stallman 35 years ago. OSI cofounder Bruce Perens explains that “open source is the proper name of a campaign to promote the pre-existing concept of free software to business, and to certify licenses to a rule set.”

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