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ITBusiness.ca: Has Linux Outgrown Evangelism?

Sep 02, 2003, 18:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shane Schick)

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"The Canadian Linux community may need to put a plug on preaching if it wants to encourage the adoption of open source software, a government-commissioned report warns.

"Sponsored by the Information and Communications Technology Branch at Industry Canada, Public Works & Government Services Canada, and the Treasury Board Secretariat, a draft version of Open Source Software in Canada was released for comment last week. The 65-page document includes the results of about 200 responses to a questionnaire, a series of one-on-one interviews with Linux experts and profiles of Canadian open source companies.

"While acknowledging significant Linux growth in both the public and private sectors, the draft report says Canada lags global adoption rates. Partly this is due, it says, to a lack of 'basic catalysts, the most significant being a sufficient level of senior management awareness and understanding of the strategic value of open source solutions...'"

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