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 Theo de Raadt on Industry and Free Software

The article that was here has been replaced with this interview with Theo de Raadt of the OpenBSD project. The article that was up was from a year ago and was a review of an old version of OpenBSD. This should be much more interesting.

"Q: How did you become involved in writing free software?
I suppose even before going to university. A very long time ago, back in the days of the Commodore 64 and the Amiga, there was a culture of hobby programmers who would write things and then post them to BBSes, and then those things would propagate. I guess I started all the way back then writing little graphics programs and libraries and small video games. Later on, in the early Unix days, that turned into the Usenet group comp.sources.unix. And then around the time the Internet and web started becoming popular and common, we all just kept doing the same thing. Most of the people, like me, who do this thing have a culture of collaboration and ideas, rather than doing software for a job."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 26, 2005 )


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