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Dec 17, 2005, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After years of working with Linux and other open source software, Nigel Fortlage still calls himself a newbie--albeit a 'very much dedicated' newbie. Since his company first began using open source software eight years ago, Fortlage and his staff have not even considered going back to proprietary systems, even through upgrades and overhauls of the local area network and IT infrastructure.

"Fortlage is the vice president of IT for Canada-based customs brokerage firm GHY. His company manages more than $2 billion of cross-border trade annually, works with more than 1,000 importers and exporters, and uses open source software all throughout its Canadian and US brokerage operations..."

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