Open-source software running the Internet under the radar (1 Viewer)


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Jan 24, 2003
SAN JOSE, California (AP) -- It powers more than 70 percent of all Web servers and routes much of the world's e-mail traffic. It makes surfing the Internet simple and provides the muscle behind Google Inc.'s search engine and countless e-commerce sites.

It's open-source software, a wide spectrum of programs developed not under the lock and key of a single company but by the communal efforts of volunteers who often start with little more than common interests and e-mail discussion groups.

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Interesting piece. I kind of knew a lot of this, but I've never seen it all pulled together into a coherent bundle before.

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