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Discussion on: Explain Open Source like I'm five

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Ben Sinclair

I feel these explanations are too optimistic. When simplifying something like "open source" down, we end up missing out important distinctions, and people say things like, "anyone can use it" or "anyone can contribute to it", which isn't always the case.

More importantly - and this is critical to the formative years of a 5-year-old - "Lego" is its own plural. Grr.