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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: California Air Resources Board's Secrets Revealed

Oct 10, 2004, 13:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"In a recent article, I criticized an evaluation of the Linux desktop made by a member of California's Air Resources Board (ARB). Knowing how public sector vendors work, I wanted to head off a possible sabotage of California's open-source initiative based on the evaluation of a non-enterprise Linux desktop. That prompted some communication between Jim Welty, the CIO of ARB, and myself, which resulted in a conference call with key members of his staff.

"In speaking with Bill, I discovered a model state agency that has taken advantage of Linux and open-source software extensively for over a decade..."

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