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Maddog on Patents, TCO

May 19, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

iTWeb: Patents 'Hold Us Back'

"Mass-produced software means more money leaves the country, and costs are still prohibitively high in some areas.

"So says Linux International director Jon 'Maddog' Hall, keynote speaker on the second day of the LinuxWorld conference in Sandton..."

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Tectonic: Maddog Rails Against 'False' TCO Debate

"Long-time Linux advocate and a keynote speaker at the first LinuxWorld ZA conference, Jon 'Maddog' Hall yesterday said the the real value of open source is not captured in a total-cost-of-ownership calculation. He referenced the ongoing campaign by proprietary vendors to convince customers that their solutions had a lower TCO. 'I don't care,' he boomed across the Hall.

"'When I talk about the value of software I talk about empowerment and the quality of the solution...'"

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