It’s 2016, and open source is everywhere you look. The norms, forms and faces of open source have changed so much, in fact, that they seem to signal the rise of a new generation of open source programmers. Here’s why. 

Lest I ruin anyone’s day by appearing to spread falsehoods on the Internet, I will note that the idea of generations is a construct. …That said, generations are a useful concept for measuring cultural change. If you look at the history of free and open source software from this perspective, I think you can identify three distinct generations.

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FOSS History in Retrospect: 3 Generations of Open Source Coders and Users