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The Age: There's So Much More to Open Source Software Than Just Linux

Dec 18, 2003, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graeme Philipson)

"Most of the publicity about open source software recently has centred around Linux. Indeed, to many people, open source software and Linux are almost interchangeable terms.

"But there is much more to it than Linux. A variety of software is available in open source. Websites such as Sourceforge and Freshmeat list thousands of open source utilities and applications that anyone can download at no cost.

"Open source databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL are widely used around the world, often in production applications, and the Apache web server is more widely used than its commercial competitors. Clearly, something is happening..."

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