Open Source: Write a program and share the source code with the rest of the
programming community. It's a simple idea, but it makes the world a better
place in the extreme. The web/internet revolution has been made possible
by people who program for something besides money. Perl, linix, apache, PHP,
the GNU products, and oodles of other programs make the internet and
computing what it is. These people and programs also help prevent a
small number of companies from having a complete strangle hold on the
computing industry. The open source community (and it is a true community)
is improving your life at this very moment.
This page was created by a perl program and is being served by an
apache web server running on a linux box.