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by Vanders on Thu 16th May 2013 20:27 UTC
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At it's base level, Open Source as an undirected entity is similar to pure scientific research. Just as with pure scientific research, it isn't always clear where it will lead; sometimes theory never quite lives up to reality, sometimes it's ignored, sometimes it's practical application is unclear. Just like pure undirected scientific research, there's always someone who will say "Why bother?", but there's always someone who will do it anyway because they understand why.

PS: Don't bother, I detest flying. I just couldn't resist...

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