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Ottawa Citizen: Linux crowd not fazed by Corel's woes

May 21, 2000, 21:10 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Pappone)

"The Linux community is concerned about the cash-flow problems facing Corel Corp., but remains undaunted about the commercial potential of the open-source programming language."

"Exhibitors in the Linux Canada area at the New Media 2000 Conference and Trade Show held this week at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre said the loss of one company won't stop Linux's progress."

"It's too bad because they were quite the leader, but a lot of issues involved with the financials might stop them," said Patrick Wagner, president of Linux Experts, a Toronto company that provides custom Linux service and software for businesses. "From Day 1, Linus Torvalds made it so the open source code allowed every individual and company to build a community, so it's never been dependent on one company like Microsoft."

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