"The world's single largest official open source organization is
headquartered not in Japan or Silicon Valley but in Beaverton,
Oregon. It makes sense that open source would do well in the
Portland area, which is liberal, socially and environmentally
conscious, and serious about world trade. Yet when Stuart Cohen,
chief executive officer of the Open Source Development Labs,
mentions it to the locals, he often gets a double-take.
"'It's OK elsewhere,' Cohen told attendees of the InnoTech
conference in the Rose City last week, where he gave a keynote
address. 'Here, everybody's like, 'Why are you here...?''"