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Tectonic: 'Open Source the Future of IT'--Shuttleworth

Jun 27, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source software has taken years to evolve and develop but it is 'now at a point where it is about to change the face of the IT industry forever,' Mark Shuttleworth told visitors to the HP i-community centre in Limpopo, South Africa yesterday. Shuttleworth is the founder of digital certification company Thawte and one of the benefactors of the recently launched R18 million Go Open Source campaign.

"Shuttleworth said that open source had started with just three simple ideas: that software could be free; software could be free to share; and software could be free to modify. 'Now the ball is rolling and everyone is going to have to adapt...'"

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