NewsForge: Conference Discusses Why 'Everybody Needs an Open Source Strategy'
Mar 12, 2005, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Far away from the usual open source software industry focus on
code, freedom, and evangelism, the InnoTech conference and expo
held here this week centered on the business of open source for
business' sake. Sure there was talk about the advantages of Linux
and open source technology, the ability to impact operating
system-level functionality, and fighting unwarranted fears of a
different model, but the heart of the conference was the beat of
business--cutting costs, driving value, and saving time and
"'I've worked for IBM in Linux for more than six years, and it
has become big business for us,' said IBM Linux Technology Center
vice president Dan Frye..."