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It's All About Freedom

Jul 12, 2007, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])

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"A debate often heard among FOSS evangelists across the world, is that using software is about 'free as in freedom, not free as in beer.' The libre vs. gratis argument rings no less true for some of the richest corporations in the world. I was recently at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) in San Francisco and I was struck by the sheer number of Fortune 500 corporations talking about their adoption of open source and explaining why they've signed onto the movement. Heavy duty roll-outs of open source software in the financial industry reveal that adoption of open source is all about the user having control over what they do with the technology and how and when they do it..."

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