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NewsForge: Novell Federal Buying Deal Comes with New Fed Workforce Blood

Jul 26, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"No one thinks Novell's recent deal to participate in a federal IT purchasing program will open the floodgates to Linux and open source in Uncle Sam's boxes, but the deal coincides with a trend toward a younger federal workforce set to replace aging workers, and the technology that they use as well.

"Linux and other open source software is likely to be a big part of that change. However, the U.S. federal IT work force is not set to start retiring in significant numbers for another five years or so, according to Yankee Group analyst Andy Efstathiou. So how did Novell pull that deal...?"

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