From a post by Paul Allen on an open source firm getting funding:
Momentum is building for open source. It's a super efficient model. As more code becomes available for free, companies can focus on unique value add, rather than re-inventing software that has already been written ten thousand times. In the end, businesses and consumers benefit the most from open source.
My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.
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