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IT Giants in Open Source for Competition, Cash

“I spent part of yesterday attending the Open Source Summit at
Portland’s Innotech Business and Technology Conference, and
moderating a panel on ‘IT Giants and Open Source.’ We had a great
discussion about the reasons, roles, responsibilities and rewards
for big vendors to be acutely and adequately participating in open
source software development and commercialization. Our fabulous
panelists were Danese Cooper, open source diva, knitting machine
and present to give perspective from Intel, Stuart Cohen of OSDL
fame and current leader of startup CSI and Gerrit Huizenga, an IBM
Solutions Architect working with Linux in the cloud, who when asked
how to pronounce his last name correctly, politely told me, ‘Very
carefully’ (Hi-zen-ga)…”


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