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NewsForge: How an Open Source Community Gets Built

“When I agreed to speak at this island’s first-ever free/open
source conference last Wednesday, I was warned that Linux and open
source were not well-known here. This was not true, but most of
Curacao’s Linux and open source software users thought they were
alone. Indeed, it turns out that almost every major IT-related
business here was already using Linux, and that most plan to use it
more in the future. This saddened Microsoft employee Edwin Marchan,
who also spoke to the approximately 75 local IT leaders who came to
learn about Linux and open source, but everyone else went away
happy…”

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