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LinuxWorld.com.au: Murdoch's News Interactive Commits to Open Source

Sep 27, 2000, 13:25 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gavin Sherry)

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"Managing more than 100 servers and 20 major Web sites, with hundreds of developers handling local, national, and international content feeds, News Interactive, the Australian sister to [Murdoch's] News International (UK) and News Digital (US), has a serious commitment to online content management and delivery."

"These high profile sites are all powered by the open source Apache Web server running on the open source Linux operating system. News Interactive is also taking advantage of other open source technologies such as the ApacheJServ Java Servlet engine and OpenSSL to deliver content reliably and efficiently."

"News Interactive began using Linux and open source more than three years ago. As with any new technology, the first step was the hardest. "Bringing open source in for the first time is the hardest part," said [News Interactive Technology Director Simran] Gambhir. After that, it has been a success. "Linux and open source speak for themselves," said Gambhir. "You introduce open source solutions and they work."

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