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DesktopLinux: Linux From the Trenches: A Frank Analysis of Linux as it Moves Toward Critical Mass

Sep 27, 2003, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"Q: You recently launched Government Forge, a web site that is dedicated to open source advocacy and also provides software for state and local government IT departments. Can you talk about the project, its reception and the demand you have seen for Linux in the government sector?

"People in various governments have written to me looking for a portal where they can contribute and exchange software with others. I noticed such a portal in the Linux K12 project and also one within the Texas Department of Information Resources. So, I got this inspiration to build one for everybody. It's simply a web site where people can meet and upload software or give us a link.

"In the beginning, I received thousands of emails about the site. People mentioned it on discussion lists and on news sites around the globe. I felt very encouraged..."

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