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A vision for the future

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Name: Spencer

From: New York

Bio: Internet User since 1991, 4 years college level compsci

Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator

Topic: General, Overarching Remarks

Headline: Open Source is the wave of the future.

Nutshell: Open-source will devalue the "www dollar" and the internet will return from whence it came.


While many may think that there is nothing more valuable than the almighty dollar, deep in our hearts we know that knowledge is paramount. I have communicated with many a great mind in my days on the ‘net. The recent popularity of Open Source illustrates that people are willing to share at a fundamental level, and those who are not are being pushed aside. The internet was created in the hopes that information could be freely exchanged between human minds, and the bane of e-commerce is merely a distraction to a noble goal.

Date Submitted: November 10, 2004