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LinuxInsider: Opening Argument

Oct 10, 2005, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"When the TeleManagement Forum introduced its Opensource Program in May, TMF President Jim Warner called the initiative 'open source in quotes.' The term may have caused some confusion among the telecom operations support system (OSS) faithful who wondered how open the program would be. It is becoming clear that in its early stages, the TMF initiative won't resemble typical open-source software programs that have become increasingly popular in telecom and other industries. However, that doesn't mean it won't have value to network operators along the way to whatever it ultimately becomes.

"For now, the Opensource Program could be considered a feeder program for the TMF's New Generation Operations System and Software (NGOSS) framework..."

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