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AzTechBiz.com: Open Source Is Alive and Well in Arizona [With the MyLinux Homebrew PDA]

Mar 20, 2001, 15:12 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Wehrli)

"Open Source software by definition is a collaborative effort of freely licensed software produced from the contributions of many people. The Internet provides the fundamental connectivity needed by Open Source projects. It links people to projects. Through the contribution of code, web services, mailing list creation and maintenance and many other ways, people turn Open Source project ideas into Open Source project successes."

"In Northwest Glendale, Arizona, a unique Open Source project is nearing critical mass . It has grown to the point where its popularity and significance in contributing to a particular need has reached a theoretical boiling point. The project aims at delivering a hardware platform capable of becoming a launch pad for an entirely new generation of Open Source software. It is known as the MyLinux Pocket Linux Workstation (PLW) Project and is hosted by Arizona Cooperative Power."

"Arizona Cooperative Power, whose motto is "Power to the People," is founded in a philosophy of power through cooperative exchange. That philosophy created the MyLinux PLW Project. The specific aim of the MyLinux project is simply this: Build a Linux kernel-based portable workstation in a pocket-sized form factor. The detailed goals of the project produce a system designed from the ground-up as a Linux platform for Linux users by Linux developers."

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