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The Oregonian: An Opening for Open-Source Software

Oct 13, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"You can tell open-source software is no longer a geeky movement of Windows renegades when so many of its users actually wear ties. A flock of them, mostly public-sector employees, have descended on Portland this week to discuss how using unlicensed, open-source software can save their departments money and help them operate more efficiently.

"Officials of various cities and states, including the Oregon departments of Transportation, Corrections and Human Services, are gathered at GOSCON 05 (Government Open Source Conference) to discuss open source, from its collaborative development process to the business case for using it..."

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