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From Counterculture Flag to Corporate Gold Star

Feb 13, 2008, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 person?'

"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 part...'"

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