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Cisco: Open Source Friend?

Sep 12, 2007, 21:00 (2 Talkback[s])

TechIQ: Cisco Finally Open to Open Source; Mulls Deeper Microsoft Relationship

"The VAR Guy is shocked and impressed. During several meetings with Cisco over the past year, the company made little--if any--mention of open source. But the company is finally waking up to the open source community, or at least the software community.

"During a chat with reporters that's occurring right now in Dublin, Ireland, Cisco VP Edison Peres assured attendees that Cisco wanted to have an open approach to software partnerships, and mentioned the 'open source' term without being prompted..."

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The Open Source Advocate: Cisco Reseller Insults Open Source

"I just received an email from a Cisco vendor who is pitching a new product that Cisco has acquired. Within this email, the vendor discredits open source in a couple different ways. Here is some of the content of that email:

"Scalability--Our operating system supports up to 10k simultaneous connections per appliance regardless of hardware platform. We developed our own OS (AsyncOS) and do not rely on Linux, Sendmail etc..."

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