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Inside the Virtual Anthill: Open Source Means Business

Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate 'open source' computer software and shows how its ethos is being applied to other kinds of business, with some startling results.

Gerry Northam goes behind the scenes to investigate 'open source' computer software. Much has been said about the likes of free web browser Firefox and the operating system Linux, but little about how thousands of programmers scattered around the world collaborate in a 'virtual anthill' to create products that rival more commercial offerings. Gerry finds out how it is done and shows how its ethos is being applied to other kinds of business, with some startling results.

A Square Dog Radio production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

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Tue 2 Feb 2010 16:00

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  • Mon 1 Jun 2009 21:00
  • Tue 2 Feb 2010 16:00