Talk:Free and open-source software
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Google, Amazon etc. built upon opensource
Panel on why people contribute - perhaps shared with collaborative design section
The amazing complexity of some these projects
Creative commons etc.
Paragraph largely made redundant by the free riders section:
The fact that thousands of other people are able to make use of the software having put in no effort themselves and haven't paid any money simply isn't an issue - after all it effectively costs nothing to replicate the software and the open-source developers are only too happy that it is proving useful to a wider audience. It is truly maximizing it's utility.
Other software to list:
- Open source radio: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6241923.stm
- Wiki and content management software
Mention that Google, ebay, amazon, internet are all based on free and open-source software - need to check facts
Explain that within a particular project there is control over who can submit code (i.e. not like wikipedia in that sense)
How everybody wins with open source: http://www.linux.com/feature/136123