In the old days, when Microsoft wanted to kill the Open Source Movement, O'Reilly's Open Source Convention was where you found true software revolutionaries. Great coders, they also were idealists who believed software was something you shared. Then a funny thing happened. Open source went mainstream. Microsoft stopped fighting the existence of the Linux open source operating system and began selling it. Indeed, Microsoft was one of three diamond sponsors of the O'Reilly convention

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It can still be a revolution if

It can still be a revolution if they join in. In fact, they have to join in (or go out of business) eventually for it be a true revolution, because a revolution is a COMPLETE cycle of change. But they must join in without trying to coopt the freedom at the base of the movement.

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