Linux succeeded thanks to selfishness and trust

"In many ways, I actually think the real idea of open source is for it to allow everybody to be "selfish", not about trying to get everybody to contribute to some common good. Models hold up Android-based smartphones The Linux-based Android smartphone system has spread the use of Mr Torvalds' invention. In other words, I do not see open source as some big goody-goody "let's all sing kumbaya around the campfire and make the world a better place". No, open source only really works if everybody is contributing for their own selfish reasons."

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