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Antitrust is a 2001 film directed by Peter Howitt and written by Howard Franklin . The cast included Ryan Phillippe, Rachael Leigh Cook, Claire Forlani, Tim Robbins, Douglas McFerran , Richard Roundtree, Tygh Runyan , and Yee Jee Tso .
The film is a thriller portraying young idealistic programming enthusiasts from the open source community and a big closed source company (NURV) which offers money, a playful working environment and creative opportunites to talented programmers if they are willing to work for them. The charismatic CEO of NURV seems at first to be good natured, but eventually the hero of the story starts to unravel the terrible hidden truth of NURV's operation.
- Antitrust and the Straw Man - A Discussion of The Film and Open Source
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