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I was wasting some time looking through the NetFlixs documentaries and I found this one. Not to sound corny or anything but it was truly inspirational. I kind of like these "history of computing" type flicks. The suprising thing was it was from 2001 (not so long ago). Anyone interested in how "open source" came to be called open source should watch this movie.I finally found out what "Cygnus" means (it has several meanings).
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It's been on Google Video for forever. I watched it like 4 years ago lol.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...5592627775409#
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It is a pretty good watch/introduction to OSS.
The books written on the subject are much better, though.
Cathedral and the Bazaar etc...
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Greetz
Good flick even if the band suxorz I love it when Eric actually tells the guy in an elevator "I''m your worst nightmare". LOL. Now that's a Linux Lobbyist

Cathedral and Bazaar Rulz more today than it did then,
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going to have to check this out tomorrow

i read the "cathedral and the bazaar", should be required reading

Open Source, what a great idea...i remember reading an article or seeing it on a documentary (can't remember), where it was said "in the 80's, they laughed at stalman, now no one is laughing" or something along those lines.
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got into a discussion about open source software with some guys on irc because i said the closed source nvidia drivers were miles ahead of the ati/amd open source drivers...

open source is great but some things people do, going out of their way... stallman uses a netbook from china just so he can use an open source bios lol

i figure, if its something like bios, or driver... closed source doesnt bother me as long as it works if it works it works and im happy
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cool, I've never seen this, checking it out now.
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got into a discussion about open source software with some guys on irc because i said the closed source nvidia drivers were miles ahead of the ati/amd open source drivers...

open source is great but some things people do, going out of their way... stallman uses a netbook from china just so he can use an open source bios lol

i figure, if its something like bios, or driver... closed source doesnt bother me as long as it works if it works it works and im happy
i know what you mean, i get into it with a local linux group all the time about the use of proprietary software, everytime some one comes into the channel wanting help with nvidia or ati drivers, i tell them to use the proprietary ones, and it causes a "war" i guess you can say .

as for stallman, its been long established that guy is whackadoo, brilliant, but crazy and the computer he uses...i do want one cause of the mips cpu in it, but i'm holding off for a few more years, to see how the chinese evolve it, it will be something to keep an eye on,just as is the ARM vs x86 i feel like we are at the brink again, in the late 80's when all these competing technologies and software were emerging/converging, lets see how it plays out again
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Seen it! Interesting documentary some of those guys sure do look scraggly. The one guy was kinda weird talking about how EVERY thing is a hack.
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