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The Boston Globe: Group Pushes Software Sharing

Jul 17, 2004, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hiawatha Bray)

"Inspired by the success of freely shared software like the Linux operating system, some corporate technology executives want to share their custom-made software programs with each other.

"'Why reinvent the wheel?' said Jay Hansen, chief executive of the Avalanche Corporate Technology Cooperative, a Minneapolis group formed by seven local companies, including electronics retailer Best Buy Co. Inc., magnetic tape maker Imation Corp., medical equipment manufacturer Medtronic Inc., and agricultural supplier Cargill Inc..."

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