"Historically, Linux and the GPL have been two of the most
public faces of the open source/free software movement. The general
acceptance of Linux in the enterprise space and the release of
Sun's Open Solaris indicate change may be afoot.
"Nowhere is this more evident than at this week's second annual
Open Source Business Conference (OSBC). The bevy of announcements
caught the Roundup staff off guard. After all, when we think of
open source, we think T-shirts and Birkenstocks and the occasional
stuffed penguin. Although we know the suits are a growing presence,
we certainly don't think of Microsoft and Sun and Wall Street types
as being in the driver's seat--even if the phrase 'open source' was
coined to lure suits thought to be shy of 'free software' and its
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