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Although the OSI ideology was initially promoted in the hacker community, upon Netscape’s release of Navigator’s source code, programmers from all walks of life began to offer suggestions and fixes to improve the browser’s performance. The OSI mission was off and running, as the mainstream computing world began to embrace the idea.


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off and running = functioning well without impediments

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off and running = functioning well without impediments

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I agree, "started and doing well".
Ron, just by the way, why is the reputation of yours disabled?:roll:
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I agree, "started and doing well".
Ron, just by the way, why is the reputation of yours disabled?:roll:
I don't know how that happened.
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Yes, there is. In fact, some on this site have done so. You can even use your own picture as an avatar. (At least one person has done that.)

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Re: off and running (what about this one)

Chris De Burgh - Sailor Lyrics
Underneath a silver moon, the ship is like a ghost,
She's been out there for a week, just waiting for the wind to blow,
But now she's off and running, and there's nothing I can do,
'Cos I am just a prisoner here until this war is through,
And I'm singing,

Sailor, can you hear me,
Sailor, hear my call,
Sailor, take me with you,
Sailor, take me home...

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Re: off and running (what about this one)

Chris De Burgh - Sailor Lyrics
Underneath a silver moon, the ship is like a ghost,
She's been out there for a week, just waiting for the wind to blow,
But now she's off and running, and there's nothing I can do,
'Cos I am just a prisoner here until this war is through,
And I'm singing,

Sailor, can you hear me,
Sailor, hear my call,
Sailor, take me with you,
Sailor, take me home...

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The ship was waiting for power, wind, and now that the wind has come, she, the ship, is off (has started to move) and is now sailing (is moving, running). ;-) This idiom off and running comes from sports, e.g., a relay race.

off and running - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
 
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