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NewsForge: OSDL CEO: Linux is Coming and Portland is its Capital

Apr 06, 2004, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"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...?''"

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