"Companies need to develop an open-source strategy if they want
faster access to better software."
"That was the message espoused by two top executives from VA
Linux Systems, who gave Wednesday's keynote speech at the Software
Developers 2000 Conference here. Larry Augustin, founder, president
and CEO of VA Linux, and John Hall, the company's vice president of
strategic planning, spoke of the benefits of open source and
detailed some of the work going on in that community."
"Users aren't choosing open-source software because it's
free, Augustin maintained. They're choosing it because it's
"Open source represents this fundamental shift, and if you're
not involved with it today, you need to be because it's going to
change the industry," he said."