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LinuxWorld Australia: Open Source/Open Media?

Sep 09, 2000, 17:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux and open source software have typically been regarded as alternative and counter-culture. This was made more obvious with yesturday's launch of the Independent Media Centre in Australia (IMC). Linux plays a key role in the centre -- it is the operating system of choice for the organisation's Web site, which can be found at http://sydney.indymedia.org."

"The IMC have intentionally chosen Linux and open source technology, such as PHP and the PostgreSQL database to power the site because of the way in which it replicates their own push for an alternative social approach to the mainstream. Linux and open source have also allowed them to use inexpensive, second hand hardware to get the centre up and running. Linux's networking capabilities means that the site can run off of equalised dial-up modem connections to the Internet."

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