The open-source pretenders?

    Date30 Mar 2000
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The issue is more than one of semantics. If open source is to develop as a mainstay of computing, supporters say, users must have faith that products entered into the open-source community meet commonly accepted criteria. "The open . . . The issue is more than one of semantics. If open source is to develop as a mainstay of computing, supporters say, users must have faith that products entered into the open-source community meet commonly accepted criteria.

    "The open source community's peer-review process directly serves the interests of current and future users," says Eric Raymond, head of the Open Software Initiative. "It does so by holding vendors up to a high standard for reliability, security, interoperability, and transparency. Some vendors (like IBM and SGI) are up to this challenge and are embracing open source. Some are
    not."

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