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NewsForge: OSCON Highlights New Kind of Community, Componentized Linux, and GNOME Desktop

Aug 01, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Talk of a new type of software development community that spills into more traditional communities such as towns, churches and country clubs was matched with a new kind of pick-and-choose, componentized Linux distribution, and renewed efforts to push Gnome to desktop success at OSCON's second to last day.

"Open source innovator and HP Linux CTO Bdale Garbee, while defining 'community' and 'development,' noted how interesting it is that the dictionary definition of development now includes the process of creating software. Garbee, a former Debian project leader and Unix pro, sang the praises of amateurs and asked whether anyone could have predicted the results of a side-activity project from a guy named Linus Torvalds..."

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