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Submission + - Has FLOSS Forgotten Its World-Changing Goals? (

jfruhlinger writes: "The free and open source community has always been tinged with a streak of idealism. Open source for many wasn't just another way to run the software business; it was a way to change the world, or at least the part of the world that uses computers. But now much of the open source movement's energy comes from for-profit companies, while world-changing ideas like one laptop per child have fallen by the wayside. Is open source at risk of losing what made it special?"

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