"In 2006, Massachusetts' then CIO, Peter Quinn, described the
open source community as the 'sandal and ponytail set,' and claimed
that image and appearance made open source a harder sell for use in
his state government. While those are some pretty powerful words,
it begs the question: is there such a thing as a 'Linux
"According to Anil Uberoi, Chief Marketing Officer at Levanta, a
Linux data center automation solution provider, the stereotypical
Linux mindset can clash with some IT managers. 'When Linux was new
and immature, the open-source mindset was quite different from that
of proprietary operating systems, resulting in cultural clashes,'
says Uberoi. 'As Linux has matured, this has lessened for the most
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