"more than 40 open source developers gathered in Melbourne
for the Australian Unix Users' Group's (AUUG's) inaugural Open
"Hosted by AUUG, along with the Internet Society of Australia
(ISOC-AU), Linux Users of Victoria, Systems Administrators' User
Group and Unix vendor Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), the event
featured presentations from several open-source developers."
"Because they guard their source code carefully, commercial
software vendors are seen in a less than positive light by many
open-source developers. But perennially badmouthed Microsoft
escaped the conference unscathed."
"``A lot of (open-source advocates) believe that generating
revenue by selling software shouldn't be done,'' he said after the
speech. ``But SCO's current revenue model demands that we license
our software. We'd go out of business if we flipped it
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