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As a computer science student in the ’80s, I was well-steeped in the pioneering spirit that led to the modern open source code movement. Back then, we were far too busy exploring the potential of digital computers (remember artificial intelligence?) to concern ourselves with notions of ownership or commercialization. Those who were lucky enough to break new ground were happy to share their accomplishments with the programming community in the hopes of earning some modest peer recognition while helping others take the next step.

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