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Reuters: Big business tries to tame Linux

“There’s a clash of technology cultures brewing as big business
ponders ways of making money out of Linux, a free computer
operating system that’s taking a run at the all encompassing
Windows program by Microsoft Corp.”

“…as Wall Street tries to move into the driver’s seat,
will the ideology of free sharing that built Linux become road
kill?

“Andrew J. Hutton is determined to prevent that.

“The chief executive of Achilles Internet Ltd., an Internet
service provider based in Ottawa, organized a Linux Symposium last
week in Ottawa to advance work done by programmers who volunteer
their time to improve Linux.

“A rarity among the growing number of events devoted to the
system, the symposium shunned the traditional trade show corporate
presence of brochures and booths to focus solely on
technology.”

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