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IT Manager's Journal: Making an Open Source Object Database Fly

Nov 27, 2006, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"David Johnson's hobby is flying, but his obsession is open source. In true geek fashion, he merged those passions to create a better membership management solution for the Buttonville Flying Club, which led to money-saving options for his clients.

"Johnson is a software developer and consultant in Toronto, Canada, who remembers when 'just about everything was closed source,' back in the 1980s and '90s. 'When I really got into the open source world was 10 years ago. We played around with trying to develop applications using the browser as an interface and found it kludgy at best.' But then he discovered Java, he says, and 'how marvelous it was to be platform-independent. You didn't have to be buying the latest and greatest tools.' It was then that Johnson made a permanent switch to Linux..."

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