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Computing Canada: Open Source Makes Big Business Inroads

Aug 30, 2000, 00:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Brown)

"Advocates come in all political shapes and sizes, but Russell Pavlicek is in the business of teaching others how to start a quiet revolution in support of Linux."

"It's the opinion of market analysts that no technology can invade the desktop unless they have a huge marketing organization," said Pavlicek, speaking during a seminar at Comdex Canada 2000 recently...."

"It's interesting to have Compaq promoting it so strongly. We also see IBM being very pro-Linux in their messaging as well. I think to some degree the danger these organizations have is they want to be seen as highly Linux-friendly, but they have to do it in such a way it doesn't impact their other operating system strategies."

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