The History of Free and Open Source Software



I think my first exposure to open source was in the era of 8080 and Z-80 machines. If I recall correctly, this was around 1979. I was working with an open source BASIC interpreter, written in assembler of course. It was essential that it be open source, since I was m... [more]


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Having been around computers since the fifties, and watching the embedded systems market develop in the 80's, I found that PC-based embedded projects needed a configurable BIOS, available in low volume quantities precluding licensing and getting access to source coce fo... [more]





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