“The book is perhaps most valuable for its exposition of the Unix philosophy of small cooperating tools with standardized inputs and outputs, a philosophy that also shaped the end-to- end philosophy of the Internet. It is this philosophy, and the architecture based on it, that has allowed open source projects to be assembled into larger systems such as Linux, without explicit coordination between developers.”Wednesday, January 16, 13This is also what was so powerful about Unix, the system that Linux emulated. It wasn’t itself open source by today’s standards of licensing,but it had an architecture that allowed it to be developed collaboratively by a community of loosely connected developers. It was thearchitecture that mattered. In writing an entry for this classic book on Wikipedia, I wrote... I believe this philosophy of interoperablecomponents is also at the heart of the OCP vision.