A Brief History of Open Source Software (half 1)
Everybody makes use of open supply software program (OSS) in the present day. Millions of folks contribute to the code itself. Indeed, a considerable share of the customers and creators of OSS in the present day are younger sufficient to have by no means recognized a world that didn’t depend on OSS. In different phrases, it’s very simple to take this outstanding product of open collaboration without any consideration. But that might be a mistake, particularly given how unlikely it was that such a novel phenomenon may ever have taken maintain. If you’ve by no means had purpose to marvel how all this took place, this three half collection is for you. In it, I’ll assessment how distant builders started to collaborate to create OSS, how the authorized instruments to make its distribution attainable advanced, and the way the world got here to embrace it.
[Author: Andy Updegrove]