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PRNewswire: Computer Associates Establishes Enterprise Linux Advisory Council

Nov 30, 1999, 18:39 (0 Talkback[s])

"Computer Associates...announced the formation of the CA Enterprise Linux Advisory Council, a comprehensive business initiative that will focus on identifying and defining new projects and products that will address the unique and specific needs of Enterprise Linux users. The Council will work with CA's development team with the goal of helping to enable businesses to maximize the capabilities of Linux operating systems within IT environments."

"The Council will initially comprise a diverse group of industry leaders including Amerada Hess, Center7 Inc., eToys, Fidelity Investments, Georgia Institute of Technology, Red Hat, Inc. and The Revere Group/American Horizon Insurance."

"These members will lend technical expertise and business perspective to offer insight and direction to CA in terms of what functionality is needed to make Linux a viable platform within various IT environments. In the first meeting, which was held on Nov. 9 at CA's corporate headquarters, council members discussed the unique challenges of using Open Source software in the enterprise, barriers to entry, and the kinds of solutions that might address and remove those barriers."

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