Open-source software advocacy
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Open-source software advocacy is the practice of attempting to increase the awareness and improve the perception of open-source software. In some cases, this may be in opposition to proprietary software or intellectual property concepts (e.g. patents and copyrights as a whole).
Leading open-source advocates include Brian Behlendorf, Tim O'Reilly, Eric Raymond, Linus Torvalds, Mitch Kapor and Paul Vixie. Others that advocate the related free software movement include Richard Stallman, Alan Cox, Jimmy Wales and Eben Moglen. Bruce Perens is a prominent figure who works to promote both terms.
- OSI open-source advocacy reading index at the Wayback Machine (archived 2006-09-24)
- Open-source software advocacy at DMOZ
- Oracle names Open-Source Evangelist at Archive.is (archived 2013-01-20)
- TrollTech: Open-Source Evangelist: Scott Collins at the Wayback Machine (archived 2006-04-15)
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