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Open-source software taps the intrinsic efficiency of the technical free market, but it does so in an organic and unpredictable way. Open Source businesses take on the role of Adam Smith's ``invisible hand,'' guiding it to both help the overall market and to achieve their own microeconomic goals. The most successful Open Source businesses will be the ones who can successfully guide technologies that engender the greatest cooperation from the Net community and solve the greatest technical and business challenges of the user community.
Created from open-source software, the Internet has been a fantastic enabler for the development of new open-source software. As people continue to connect on the Internet and through Open Source, we will witness changes in the development and use of software in much the same way that the Renaissance changed how we developed and used academic knowledge. With the freedoms provided by open-source software, I expect nothing less!
He set his mind to work on unknown arts, thereby changing the laws of nature.James Joyce