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FOSS: The Major Players in Linux and Free- and Open-Source Software

“As free and open source software receives greater attention and
recognition, several companies and packages are emerging as clear
leaders and important influencers as well as visionaries that are
sure to make a mark in the very near future. Here are my picks for
who’s making a mark today and tomorrow on the FOSS world.

“The ubiquitous Google is continuing its seemingly relentless
path of being involved in, well, simply everything! Part of this is
the extremely generous and well-received annual ‘Summer of code’
project. The 2007 event brought together 900 students and almost
1,500 mentors across 90 countries, contributing to a very
impressive 130 different open source projects…”

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