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SF Gate: There is No Linux Cabal, An underground group of gurus makes the world safe for Linux

Jan 05, 2000, 17:06 (0 Talkback[s])
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"That's when the others come. In ones and twos, holding CDs marked "Red Hat" or "Debian," perhaps even lugging a Pentium box with peripherals, they find their way to the Linux Cabal InstallFest...."

"Most of the CABAL members gather every two weeks at The Linux Cabal meeting room to geek out, swap Linux tips, and hear Linux experts divulge their technical secrets. Over the past few years, they've watched Linux grow from something known only to a fringe group of hackers, to a global phenomenon...."

"Although the Linux open source community has always been anti-corporate, and virulently anti-Microsoft, members of the Cabal aren't fazed by the recent IPO frenzies associated with their beloved operating system. "Because the community controls the source code, nobody can push the community around," asserted Rick. "There's no conflict between corporations and the user community because there doesn't have to be."

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