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Re: Taoism of open source

Posted by: David A. Harding on October 02, 2007 04:37 PM
I don't think Mr. Chen makes in clear in the article about when he's refering to an open development model and when he's refering to free software philosophy. I think that might teach you something about the nature of the Tao: the Tao Te Ching is written in metaphorical style which embraces duality, the idea that two (or more) contradictory things can exist together (think Ying and Yang). The idea that free software gives its users the right to use it for any purpose, study it, change it, and share it and, by doing so, becomes high-quality open source software is very Taoist.

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