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ITBusiness.ca: The Pros and Cons of Open Source Computing

Dec 14, 2002, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Russell McOrmond for this link. ]

"The great misconception about open source computing is it doesn't truly exist in the IT industry, according to Russell McOrmand, an Ottawa-based Internet and Linux consultant.

"McOrmand is a member of GOSLING (Getting Open Source Logic Into Governments), a software lobby group that aims to change how Canadian governments purchase and use proprietary software.

"'Linux is often seen as the open source poster child, which is ironic, since it's not the most visible in its domain,' McOrmand says, adding that government should take a leadership position on open standards..."

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