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LinuxWorld: "Commercial Software Will Have to Embrace Open Source--Or It Won't Exist..."

Mar 01, 2004, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"At Day Two of the EDGE 2004 Conference & Expo, the afternoon Keynote Panel was titled, simply, 'The Open Source Debate.' The theme chosen by Moderator Kevin Bedell, editor-in-chief of LinuxWorld Magazine, was Linux Two Years Out.

"In their opening statements, the panelists briefly summarized the position of the organizations they represented. For Sam Greenblatt, SVP and Chief Architect of CA's Linux Technology Group, the position is crystal clear: 'Commercial software [he's given up using the term 'proprietary' he said] will have to embrace Open Source,' Greenblatt said, 'or it won't exist.'

"Miguel de Icaza, now officially CTO of Novell Ximian Services but 'really just a coder like a lot of us' as Kevin Bedell expressed it, observed that Novell is as 'proprietary as it comes' but that the company has started doing internal adoption of Open Source..."

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