"Inside the Virtual Anthill: Open Source Means Business"
BBC Radio 4, Broadcast June 1, 2009
"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."
Fairly good programme to introduce the notion of open source with examples
from Mozilla, Linux, IBM and others. A good resource for educators and
community activists. Available on iplayer. Pity there doesn't seem to be a
downloadable podcast - perhaps if it makes the Radio 4 Choice podcast on
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