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Techworld: Q&A: Nelson Pratt, OSDL Marketing Director

Mar 11, 2005, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manek Dubash)

"Q: What are the big issues at the OSDL right now?

"A: We see Linux going further into the enterprise but one of the big inhibitors is licensing. We know from talking open source customers that licensing on a large scale is too labour-intensive. The typical open source licensing granting process was set up with the view of protecting developer/hacker.

"But today, as Linux gets deeper into the enterprise, it has to look back as a user of that software rather than a developer. We'd ask whether a licence was developed in order to more aggressively deploy Linux..."

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