Today marks the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court declaring that all software must be open source and cannot be profited off of through intellectual property rights. As a concession to parties wanting acknowledgement for the code they create, every program has been required by law to permanently acknowledge the author of the code forever in an embedded list of credits. Since the landmark decision, a computer science revolution has taken place along with personal computers becoming a normal part of everyday life. Everyone has been creating their own personalized open-source machines, making their own programs and software while building off others distributed across the world. Competition has flourished to see who can make the most useful, simple, and powerful programs for the computers and institutions in their community. All of this has led to our own little town of Timberville, West Virginia hosting its conference this evening at Driftwood High School for students to share their best programs to see which ones get recommended for use in the community.
Right now, three students are traveling to the Timberville Community Center for the biggest event of the school year.
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