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VarLinux: CA State NOT Out of the Running in the OSS/Linux Races

Sep 07, 2006, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Out of my ignorance, I had come to the conclusion that, with only isolated exceptions, California state government was firmly in the pocket of proprietary software solutions. When you're in a Microsoft-standardized site, with no useful leads to other contacts, such a conclusion may not be too surprising.

"Like so many my age, my background is mainframes: RCA, Sperry/UNIVAC, and later IBM. My Assembly language days were on the RCA-UNIVAC platforms, but even then I was seeing the conflicts between vendors and the problems caused by vendor lock-in. Even then, I longed for opportunities to share code solutions with others, but found few-to-none..."

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