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NewsForge: How Beaverton, Ore. is Boosting Budding Open Source Businesses

Jan 28, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Home to Linus Torvalds' employer Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and the base for major manufacturing and research operations of IBM and Intel, the city of Beaverton--about 20 miles west of Portland in the so-called Silicon Forest--is ready to harness the openness backed by prominent local players and produce new ventures focused on open technology.

"The Silicon Forest also is the location for other internationally known IT players as LSI Logic, Tektronix, Merix, and Epson. Intel, in fact, is the state's largest commercial employer; superstar athletic outfitter Nike isn't far behind..."

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