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iTWeb: Open Source Powering Ahead

Dec 16, 2002, 11:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

With the end of the year just a few weeks away, and this being my final column for the year, I felt it appropriate to take a brief snapshot of the open source world.

"The past year has been a highly successful one for Linux and the open source ethic. Linux now sits firmly and comfortably in the Sun and IBM camps with both vendors building an entry-level strategy around the operating system (OS). So much so that a recent Sun Microsystems publication had a picture of Scott McNealy alongside a replica of the Linux 'tux' penguin at a recent Sun conference.

"Linux has also found its way into other vendors, some more successfully than others. Oracle for one is backing the open source horse and now has a firmly established relationship with Red Hat, while SAP and SuSE have issued announcement after announcement about their compatibility over the past year..."

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