10 Things You Should Know About Open Source

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2007-10-11 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Check the Label Open source is frequently used as a generic marketing term, but the phrase has a very specific meaning. Generally speaking, i
 
Just a few of the myths about about open source are that it is a secret society, you have to be a coder to use it and it's not Windows-friendly.
 
 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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