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Old 12-05-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Staking the Myth that Free Software Can't Innovate


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Like Dracula, the old myth that free software can't innovate keeps returning. Its latest incarnation is in the form of a column by Jaron Lanier in the December issue of Discover Magazine. But this accusation is one that's overdue for a stake through the heart. Those who have experienced free software projects firsthand know that they depend on innovation and generally foster it. In fact, the very idea of free software is one of the most innovative ideas in the history of computing.

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