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Wired: Call It the U.S. Open Source

Aug 21, 2002, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"Portly penguins aren't usually associated with a high-speed game like tennis. But Linux's favorite mascot will be a very noticeable part of the U.S. Open next week.

"The open-source operating system will be center court, running the tournament's major information systems and moving data around the world.

"This isn't the first time that open-source systems and software have been used to power Web servers used to store and process data at sporting events. But this year, for the first time ever at a major sports event, according to IBM, Linux will also be used in very high-profile ways..."

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