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More than twenty years ago, Linux began wending its way out of the primordial soup that was the early Internet and ensconcing itself in servers and workstations around the world.After its creation in 1991 it took another eight years or so to be widely recognized, but during that period, arguments arose as to what Linux really was.Could Red Hat, a company founded in 1993, sell services around it?Who made money when you sold a CD containing the latest version of Mandrake Linux?Who owned code written on top of Linux for specific purposes?

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