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USA Today: Gore: Another high-tech slip-up?

Apr 09, 1999, 12:19 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Associated Press)

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"Vice President Al Gore's attempt to speak nerd-talk to computer programmers has developed into a high-tech faux pas."

"Linux, for example, is an operating system that makes computers run, similar to Microsoft's Windows. But unlike Windows, anyone can download Linux code for free and develop it in new ways. Apache's Web server programming code also is made readily available."

"John Witchell, a partner at USWeb who developed Gore's site, said Thursday that in reaction to input from Web site visitors, they are going to shift to a true open source operating system and server in about three months."

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