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Open-source development, or something like it, is not really new. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has since 1857 recruited mostly voluntary readers, who provide lexicographers with quotations that show words' usage. Science has also evolved in this way, using individual contributions subject to peer review. Although scientists are not paid for their papers, their career depends on their reputation with other scientists.

- The Economist, 1999.