On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 10:41 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew.lih(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Tim, I am not
too sure about this. No single piece of open source
comes to my mind when hearing bay area or silicon
Valley. And no people
living there and no company located there. Except the Gnu c compiler and
may postgres no single piece of open source software came out of the
states, at least not without pressure from
software from other countries,
mostly German speaking, Scandinavia, Asia.
Might I suggest, then, that you're not very familiar with open source
software. The basis of modern UNIX is BSD, and its related free license,
out of Berkeley, California. Add to that the output of major firms like Sun
Microsystems (Java) and Google (Android) for their contributions to the
FLOSS landscape, and it's hard to find anywhere else in the world with more
And the term open source was coined at a meeting in Palo Alto, in response
to Netscape's release of Mozilla's source code in Mountain View.
which says the phrase was "adopted" in Palo Alto, but OSI's official
<http://opensource.org/history> says "created". I'd edit the page to
citation, but I'm the author of the current OSI history so I'd rather not...
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