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Autonomic Computing by Richard Murch

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Autonomic Computing and Open Source

The Open Source movement today owes much of its creation to a few key individuals. Often in cultural revolutions, particularly in high-tech areas, one person's groundbreaking idea is transformed into a major movement. In the high-tech industry, an entrepreneur starts with an idea, which then becomes a major movement. This happened with open source.

There is a considerable debate and argument over who originated the open source movement. For example, many say it dates back to 1977, when Bill Joy originated the UNIX and BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) license at the University of California at Berkeley. This first distribution included the Pascal system, and, in an obscure subdirectory of the Pascal source, ...

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