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New York Times: As Linux Nips at Microsoft, Its Advocates Talk Numbers

Jan 20, 2003, 17:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

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"The evidence is now overwhelming that Linux, once a symbol of software's counterculture, has become a mainstream technology.

"The Linux World conference that begins in New York tomorrow promises to be a staid, corporate affair. The speakers' list is filled with corporate technology people who will be there to discuss the dollars-and-cents rationale for Linux, an operating system that is distributed free and developed according to open-source principles, in which programmers donate their labor to debug and modify the software cooperatively.

"Such speakers will hardly be the visionaries and philosophers of the open-source software movement who were the stars of Linux gatherings of a few years ago..."

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