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FairfaxIT: Now you're talking

Jun 22, 1999, 18:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Braue)

"more than 40 open source developers gathered in Melbourne for the Australian Unix Users' Group's (AUUG's) inaugural Open Source Symposium."

"Hosted by AUUG, along with the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU), Linux Users of Victoria, Systems Administrators' User Group and Unix vendor Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), the event featured presentations from several open-source developers."

"Because they guard their source code carefully, commercial software vendors are seen in a less than positive light by many open-source developers. But perennially badmouthed Microsoft escaped the conference unscathed."

"``A lot of (open-source advocates) believe that generating revenue by selling software shouldn't be done,'' he said after the speech. ``But SCO's current revenue model demands that we license our software. We'd go out of business if we flipped it around.''"

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