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Panel: Weakening Economy Good for Open Source

Mar 28, 2008, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Experience has shown a weakening U.S. economy would be good for open source, as a shortage of cash is usually a major catalyst for innovation, particularly around open-source applications, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu Linux, said at the annual Open Source Business Conference here March 25.

"Roger Burkhardt, president and CEO of open-source database firm Ingres, agreed, noting that as the economy slows, budgets tighten and people have to do more with less..."

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