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RedOrbit: Linux and Open Source: How They Affect HR Professionals

Aug 30, 2006, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Curt Finch)

"Linux and other open source applications are finding increasing acceptance in the global marketplace by small and large companies alike. Statistics on the growth of a few open source programs--like Apache (a Web server), Linux (an operating system), FreeBSD (an operating system), and PostgreSQL (a database server)--demonstrate this. This column considers why open source is growing so fast, and what it means to human resources professionals...

"Software is ultimately composed of congealed ideas, so ideas are very important in the minds of software developers. The key to market power in the software industry lies in the minds of developers..."

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