Alvis's stance on free software

Business model from Wray, Henry and Patrick's original presentation, which sold Alvis to the European Commission:

``Create viral Open Source effort to mimic success of Linux in systems software.''

The very first sentence in the very first paragraph of the very first section of Alvis proposal says:

``The project will conduct research in the design, use and interoperability of topic-specific search engines with the goal of developing an open source prototype of a distributed, semantic-based search engine.''