"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