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Open Source

Submission + - Has FLOSS Forgotten Its World-Changing Goals? (itworld.com)

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?"

The trouble with money is it costs too much!