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NewsForge: Conference Discusses Why 'Everybody Needs an Open Source Strategy'

Mar 12, 2005, 20:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"Far away from the usual open source software industry focus on code, freedom, and evangelism, the InnoTech conference and expo held here this week centered on the business of open source for business' sake. Sure there was talk about the advantages of Linux and open source technology, the ability to impact operating system-level functionality, and fighting unwarranted fears of a different model, but the heart of the conference was the beat of business--cutting costs, driving value, and saving time and grief.

"'I've worked for IBM in Linux for more than six years, and it has become big business for us,' said IBM Linux Technology Center vice president Dan Frye..."

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