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NewsForge: NAR Walks the Open Source Walk

Apr 17, 2006, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The National Association of Realtors (NAR) exists to help its 1.2 million members 'become more profitable and successful.' The NAR provides buying power, education, government policy influence, and the latest technology. In fact, NAR has its own IT department, dedicated to making a real estate agent's job easier through the use of open source technology, called the Center for Realtor Technology (CRT).

"CRT has four full-time staff members, and they all do everything open source, says Keith Garner, strategic architect. 'My boss, the vice president of CRT, codes as much or maybe more than I do on an average day,' Garner says. 'It's open source just for the fact of rapid development...'"

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