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CNET News: Advocates Form Open-Source Trade Group

Aug 06, 2003, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa M. Bowman)

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"A new trade group is on the horizon for open-source advocates hoping to dispel myths about the software and drive its adoption.

"Organizers of the Open Source And Industry Alliance (OSAIA) dropped by the LinuxWorld conference on Tuesday, appealing to attendees to join and contribute to the group, which is designed to fight efforts by proprietary software makers to quash open-source products.

"'We really do believe that open source is a very important part of the industry, now and in the future, that it is not well-understood, that it is in need of protection and advocacy,' said Ed Black, a Washington insider and CEO of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), which is helping to start the group..."

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