And the Top 15 Open-Source Influencers Are

 
 
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2008-03-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A slide show hasn't been up for more than a few hours and I've already gotten some questions about our choices.

At eWEEK, we've just put up a new slide show: 15 Open-Source Business Influencers. It hasn't been up for more than a few hours and I've already gotten some questions about our choices.

So, here are some answers.

First, why isn't Richard M. Stallman, father of GNU software and "free software" on the list? Ah, well, the people who asked this one don't know RMS that well. RMS has never liked the term "open source" or many of its ideas. Without getting into those, suffice it to say that RMS wouldn't want to be on any "open-source" list. Free software, yes; open source, no.

Read the entire article on Linux-Watch.com.

 
 
 
 
I'm editor-at-large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. That's a fancy title that means I write about whatever topic strikes my fancy or needs written about across the Ziff Davis Enterprise family of publications. You'll find most of my stories in Linux-Watch, DesktopLinux and eWEEK. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, I worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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