Today I am here to share with you something very interesting about what happened in the 70’s when code was shared by hobbyists which used to develop software in the universities.
I just knew this after watching the movie Revolution OS (which is very nice indeed), and the purpose of this post is to show you who was the “enterprising” mind behind corporate software: Bill Gates — and I just don’t want to make the idea I am against him, of course not, since I believe he did a lot for computer science and Microsoft looks like is changing their minds to open source software since cloud computing took the scene.
There it follows the e-mail Bill Gates sent to the hobbyists encouraging them to make money with software and closing codes/patents — whatever:
p.s: A very interesting movie to watch is the Revolution OS — a movie about Linux, which tells a bit about Linux, GNU the all the Open Source Software and initiatives. You can find it on: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/revolution-os/
That is all for today, hope you like it. 😉