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LinuxPlanet: Linux Rising in Financial Firms; But Some Users Wonder Why

Apr 27, 2006, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"Among early adopters of Linux, Wall Street looms as tall as its skycrapers. But why are some financial services firms starting to take giant steps into Linux, and what stands in the way of even bigger penetration? At this week's Linux on Wall Street show in New York City, participants gave often opposing views on these and related issues, including the question of whether Wall Street gives back to the open source community as much as it gets.

"In both formal presentations and casual conversations, few disputed Wall Street's role as a major force behind open source deployments. Yet some financial IT folks admitted to lingering doubts about the overall value of Linux to their organizations..."

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