The idea of 'Open Source'

The original notion of Open Source derives from a network of computer programmers, led by Linus Torveld, who pioneered a new way of online collaborative software development. This led to the introduction of the Linux Operating System Linus Operating System (external link), which is now available in commercial and non-commercial versions.
The rules of participation are very appealing to the Au community because they may help us to develop our own methods of working - not necessarily using computers - in the future.
The Open Source Rules (external link) permit individuals to enter into clear relationship with a given software system.
Often they will first be invited to download a free version of the system.
If they improve or amend the software they are duty bound to give their new version back to the whole community.

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