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Linux Journal: OSS in a Software Development Firm

May 14, 2004, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel McCarthy)

"I have been using Linux as my home operating system of choice for several years. I have used various open-source projects to do practically everything involved in hosting Web sites and databases and serving up e-mail. All of this has been done as a hobby, and I often longed for the day when I would be able to bring open source into the office.

"I work for a software development company as a programmer/analyst, developing administrative software for higher education. Our original software was written in COBOL to be run on an HP e3000 using the MPE operating system. A few years back we recognized that we needed to bring our software into the 21st century, so we chose Delphi to migrate our legacy applications to the Windows platform..."

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