Open source has apparently been around for 35 yrs according to this presentation. There is no doubt how open source availability has changed the economics of enterprise software and helped fuel the growth of the cloud and this history of open source is very helpful to better understand how we got to where we are today in software. Many thanks to Francois Marier for putting this presentation which puts open source in a historical context.
Pew research’s pulse presentation on attitudes on capitalism and democracy post the berlin wall collapse has some interesting insights by geography and cohort groups. The change in attitudes and opinions are expected for the most part, but interesting nonetheless to look at.
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- Capitalism and democracy a disappointment to people of former communist countries (dvorak.org)
- Why was Berlin the key to the Cold War? (slate.com)
here you go, been slacking for a couple of days or more: