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City Net Goes Open Source

Jul 30, 2007, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hamblen)

"The city of Madera, Calif., has spent the last year successfully running an open-source-based network as a replacement for one based on Cisco Systems Inc. gear.

"The idea to change to open-source technology came from Paul Wheeler, the IT manager for the city of 50,000. Many people would say Wheeler is doing something fairly revolutionary, since open source in networking is still relatively rare, but Wheeler doesn't see himself as a rabble-rouser or an IT guerilla. 'I'm much more old school,' he said..."

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