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Apr 06, 2000, 06:12 (11 Talkback[s])
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"I see a problem within the Open Source community. Quite a few very knowledgeable hackers are out there coding like madmen, writing some of the best code ever seen, but where are we going? Too many of these ubercoders are writing drivers and other low-level routines for the various Linux distros, while the apps market for these distros is sadly lacking...."

"Linux has been a server side OS for too long. It's time we really started making inroads beyond the OS and StarOffice. These are nice, but they don't offer many choices. How about an open source CAD program? This would please millions, and enable Linux to further move onto the workstation even faster. What about large network monitoring software, like MediaHouse?..."

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