Open Recipe(s)

I was young and, at that time, I didn't know anything about IT. One of my friend introduced me into one of the first Linux group in Emilia Romagna. Composed by several crazy guys capable, for me, to do the magic with the keyboard, I started to be aware of this weird “so called” world of open source. And during a Linux meeting, I met Renzo Davoli, associate professor of “open source technologies” in Bologna. After a couple of beers, some salted peanuts, another couple of beers, and another bunch of salted peanuts, I learned one important lesson.

Imagine having an open world in which you have the “spaghetti alla bolognese” and you can modify the recipe as you wish. And imagine now to have another one in which you cannot modify the recipe. Which one do you prefer? Which one is your favorite one?

So, now, imagine this idea to be translated in the software world. Do you prefer a world in which you can read and modify the source code, or one in which you can use, but you cannot modify for your own purpose your software?

That's it. That's the simple idea of open source.

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— Jolek78