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The (not so) secret source

By Richard Lloyd

Open source software has come to dominate the underlying infrastructure of much of the world’s technology. But with success have come the inevitable growing pains

In 2011 famed Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explained in a Wall Street Journal article “why software is eating the world”. Crucially, he argued that this voracious appetite had been made possible, in large part, by the rise of open source. Since it emerged in the 1980s as a way of developing software code away from the proprietorial grip of big business, the...

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Issue 85