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IT Manager's Journal: Axis Training Now Revolves Around Open Source

Oct 27, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Axis Open Source is an open source software consultancy that also houses a training center where students learn how to use open source tools like PHP, MySQL, Moodle, and embedded Linux. John Horn, the founder and CEO of Axis, hasn't always been a proponent of open source. When he began his business in 1993, his mission was completely different.

"Like many Linux users, John Horn discovered the operating system as a college student. Already an entrepreneur, Horn owned and operated a Microsoft-only networking and desktop computer business. In late 1994, while he was attending Wichita State University, 'they started using Slackware and Red Hat,' Horn says. 'I was already learning how to program in C on Unix, so I went from that to Red Hat...'"

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