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LinuxPR: BASCOM Announces Open Source Equipment Exchange

Feb 08, 2000, 20:34 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linux Pioneer Gives Back to the "Community" to Promote Development and Innovation."

"Hauppague, New York, NY - February 8, 2000 - BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. (BASCOM), pioneering developers of Linux-based thin server productivity solutions for small business, today announces an initiative in keeping with the collaborative spirit of the Open Source movement. BASCOM's Open Source Equipment Exchange ( is designed to match those donating computer equipment with those in the Open Source community needing to add infrastructure to further their development efforts and spur innovation toward the continued evolution of the Linux operating system."

"While the embrace of Linux as a serious business platform has been a relatively recent phenomenon, BASCOM committed to developing on Linux from the company's inception over four years ago. As such, we've been integrally involved and invested in the Open Source movement and launched the Open Source Equipment Exchange to further spur development by making critical hardware resources available to those who need it most," said BASCOM Chief Technology Officer Bob DeRossa. "The OSEE, and similar community-minded initiatives, can only accelerate innovation and further increase the viability of Linux as a reliable, scaleable and robust platform for business environments of all types and size."

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