[svlug] open source mimicking existing software?

Jeffrey Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Wed Mar 2 21:09:54 PST 2005

On Mar 1, 2005, at 17:03, Sameer Verma wrote:

> Here's a question that came up in one of our MBA courses:
> "Is open source software always something that mimics an existing 
> software?"
> I haven't given it any exhaustive thought...anyone have any examples 
> of the contrary?

A lot of university research software in all sorts of leading edge 
areas is released as open source (used to be more of it actually -- now 
there is more interest in "commercializing").

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