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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Open Source, Redefined

Apr 10, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Michael Hall)

"Historically, Linux and the GPL have been two of the most public faces of the open source/free software movement. The general acceptance of Linux in the enterprise space and the release of Sun's Open Solaris indicate change may be afoot.

"Nowhere is this more evident than at this week's second annual Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). The bevy of announcements caught the Roundup staff off guard. After all, when we think of open source, we think T-shirts and Birkenstocks and the occasional stuffed penguin. Although we know the suits are a growing presence, we certainly don't think of Microsoft and Sun and Wall Street types as being in the driver's seat--even if the phrase 'open source' was coined to lure suits thought to be shy of 'free software' and its implied ideology..."

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