[SIGCIS-Members] History of open-source

Pierre Mounier mounier at msh-paris.fr
Fri Aug 27 10:10:42 PDT 2010

In this regard, I happen to be writing a paper on computer user groups  
in France (of which one of the most active was... SHARE). From the  
first interviews I conducted and from the few meeting reports I have  
from the early 1960s, it appears that software sharing was short- 
lived. It rather took this form : A good program written by a user was  
adopted by the manufacturer, and became part of its commercial  
catalogue. At the meetings, users  mostly presented programming  
methods, sometimes numerical analysis solutions, rarely software  
stricto sensu. A major topic emerged : suggesting improvements to the  
manufacturer's products.

Pierre Mounier-Kuhn

Le 27 août 10 à 15:59, Joel West a écrit :

> My understanding is that Evan is most interested in the historical  
> antecedents to the well-known aspects of free software and open  
> source software movements -- thinks like SHARE, DECUS and other  
> software sharing in the 50s, 60s and 70s.
> -- 
> Joel West, Ph.D.          http://www.JoelWest.org/Research
> Professor, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
> College of Business, San Jose State University
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