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Wired: A Linux Code That Suits Everyone

Feb 04, 2000, 17:36 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Theta Pavis)

"How can "scruffy hackers in sandals" win over suit-wearing executives on the concept of free software?"

"Open-source guru Eric Raymond?s seminar on "successful advocacy and media manipulation" offered to help purveyors of Linux convert corporate decision makers. The self-appointed evangelist and author of The Cathedral and The Bazaar delighted the packed LinuxWorld audience with his crash course...."

"Raymond also suggested practicing the language of the corporate set by letting phrases like "return on investment" and "strategic business risks" roll off the tongue. It can help, Raymond said, if hackers stop thinking of business people as stupid and make sure they don't ooze contempt during meetings."

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