Evolving the term “open source”
Nadia Eghbal
1922

Open source seems to be understood today as free, which in turn is understood as “I can take it and use it and I don’t have to do anything else or give anything back”. The idea of shareware was better in some ways, as at least it had the recognition that the software was of some value and there was ideally some two-way agreement associated with using it.

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