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LinuxWorld (AU): Linuxcare Founder [David Sifry] Talks Open Source

Jul 07, 2000, 21:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

[ Thanks to John Therry for this link. ]

"David Sifry, Linuxcare co-founder, paid us a visit on 5 July and offered some insightful thoughts about Linux and open source in general. Sifry holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing Science from Johns Hopkins University and has been involved with Linux development from a fundamental level, contributing to projects such as Emacs, Majordomo and even Linux kernel development."

"When asked about the future of open source in general and whether it was a viable prospect, not just a fad that will eventually be paid for, Sifry stated, "I have no doubt about the profitability of open source projects."

"Regarding the profitability of open source, Sifry said that it is not likely that companies would make phenomenal amounts of money, as has happened in the past. "Open source development and consulting provides consumers with a better value product than just selling software," added Sifry."

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