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Enterprise Linux Today: HP's Fiorina backs open source movement

Oct 17, 2000, 22:08 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Hewlett Packard (HP) chief executive Carly Fiorina said she is backing the open source movement, challenging the chief executives of Microsoft and Sun Microsystems to clarify their strategy in the area."

"In her keynote speech at researcher Gartner's Symposium/ITxpo in Florida, Fiorina said: "The open source movement is natural, inevitable and creates huge benefits. It's part of the next wave of computing, and that will involve participants and users within the industry in open source."

"Fiorina followed up her comments - HP's most forceful endorsement of the open source movement to date - with a challenge to Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer and Sun chief executive Scott McNealy to clarify their position on the subject. Both executives are speaking at the conference later this week."

"Fiorina had earlier questioned the "openness" of an industry group involving Microsoft, IBM and Ariba that aims to create an online database of web-based businesses."

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