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Big companies are now embracing open source.  If more companies are turning to software, they are going to need someplace to store all that code.  Enter GitHub, the hot startup behind the popular online source code repository used by thousands of individual developers as well as big-name companies like John Deere, SAP, and Microsoft. These coders and companies store their so-called open source software projects onto GitHub’s service, which means the software code is available for free for others to download or modify.

Source: Fortune

Date: September 14th, 2016

Link: http://fortune.com/2016/09/14/github-chris-wanstrath-microsoft-apple/

Discussion

1) The move to open source by Microsoft and Apple is nothing short of miraculous.  Why is this actually a true statement to make?

2) Why has Apple been so reluctant to go open source?

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