How open-source software transformed the business world (ZDNet)

Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols writes at ZDNet.

Eric S. Raymond one of open-sources founders said in his seminal workThe Cathedral and the Bazaar Every good work of open-source software starts by scratching a developers personal itch. Theres a lot of truth to that. Vital programs such as the Apache web server MySQL and Linux began that way and numerous smaller programs did too. But its not likely many people had a personal itch to create giant vertical programs such as telecommunicationsOpenDaylightandOPNFVorAutomotive Grade Linux AGLs Unified Code Base. Today vertical companies focused on narrow interests also embrace open-source methods and software with open arms.

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