Thomas Jefferson on Open-Source

Why have I never before seen this quote, cited (as I find on Google) by a wide variety of highly reputed maker-friendly organizations?

He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

Found in an interview with Sanjoy Mahajan, author of Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving, on the Freakonomics blog.

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