City Net Goes Open Source
Jul 30, 2007, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The city of Madera, Calif., has spent the last year
successfully running an open-source-based network as a replacement
for one based on Cisco Systems Inc. gear.
"The idea to change to open-source technology came from Paul
Wheeler, the IT manager for the city of 50,000. Many people would
say Wheeler is doing something fairly revolutionary, since open
source in networking is still relatively rare, but Wheeler doesn't
see himself as a rabble-rouser or an IT guerilla. 'I'm much more
old school,' he said..."