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LWN: Netproject: User Organisations working together to promote Linux & Open Source

Apr 06, 2000, 17:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Netproject has got together a consortium of organisations, including the NCC, CCTA, The Technical Infrastructure Forum, IBM CUA, Compaq CUAs , HP CUAs, The Scottish Software Federation, CHEST, The UK Unix User Group to jointly run and promote a series of workshops on Linux, Open Source and E-Commerce."

"Ray Titcombe, Chairman of Council - IBM Computer Users' Association said "The Open Source model has a lot to offer. It's a way organisations and individuals are collaborating developing solutions that enable e-commerce. With Linux being supported by most computer vendors it makes sense to run these workshops with other user groups."

"Peter Bradley, who heads the HP User Group said that the interest in Linux is phenomenal. "We are seeing the installed base of Linux systems more than doubling every six months. This is because the cost of installing and supporting Linux systems is a fraction of equivalent systems using proprietary technology."

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