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FairfaxIT: Opening channels for funds

May 12, 1999, 19:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Cochrane)

"FOR the longest time, people have been trying to work out how to make money out of open source."

"It seems the same factors that led to an Internet gold rush among investors may be in their embryonic stages as applied to open source or Linux ventures."

"Last week, California Linux systems and solutions provider,formerly known as VA Research, announced its intention to buy its closest competitor, Linux Hardware Solutions. It will also reorganise and has changed its name to VA Linux Systems Inc."

"Although it is uncertain whether Free Unices will ever have the applications support common to Windows, it is almost certain that it will be deep enough for many to justify buying, deploying, and investing in ventures that do support it."

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