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NewsForge: Open Source Conference Pits MS vs. Linux

May 12, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Graham)

OS Conference Endures PowerPoint Requirement on Day 1

"The University of Toronto's Knowledge Media Design Institute Open Source conference opened Sunday with a three-hour session on Free and Open Source Software as a social movement, with Brian Behlendorf of the Apache Project leading it off.

"Behlendorf, Rishab Aiyer Ghosh of the FLOSS project, and Eben Moglen, legal counsel for the Free Software Foundation, discussed their views and experiences on the social movement that we know as the F/OSS movement..."

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Red Hat, Microsoft Clash at Open Source Conference

"Day 2 of the KMDI Open Source conference started with Robert F. Young, cofounder of Red Hat, Inc. presenting a positive view about open source business models. At the end of a conference day lasting nearly 13 hours, Young returned to deliver the conference's keynote address. In between, Jason Matusow of Microsoft's Shared Source Initiative gave attendees a very differernt point of view about the value of open source in the enterprise. No real surprises there..."

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