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LinuxPlanet: Economy On An Uptick, Say Some .Orgs

Jan 30, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"The tech economy is finally on an uptick, if the .Org Pavilion at a Linux show is any sort of litmus test. Interviewed before the close of last week's LinuxWorld NYC 2004, project members reported spotting a mix of suits and sandals.

"Several booths got more visits this time around from potential business dealmakers, but nobody complained about that. The Debian booth drew lots of traffic from Red Hat users seeking Fedora alternatives.

"'LinuxWorld NY seems to have picked up quite a bit since last year. A number of people have stopped by who want to make business partnerships,' said Jeremy Garcia, founder and site administrator of LinuxQuestions.org, a free Web site that answers users' questions about Linux. The site runs forums about Red Hat and Fedora, Arch, Debian, Mandarake, Slackware, Conectiva, and other distributions, for example..."

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