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Understanding Linux

Understanding Linux
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BOSS: Alex, tell me about this new thing that the press calls “Linux.”

ALEX: Uh, well, it’s an operating system developed by programmers all over the world… you download the source code and compile it yourself… it doesn’t cost anything…

BOSS: You mean everyone steals it?

ALEX: No, it’s license explicitly permits you to download and modify the source code as long you grant everyone else the right to modify what you’ve modified.

BOSS: You mean, everyone is ALLOWED to steal it?

ALEX: No, no, no, no, no…

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