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IT Management Linux News for Oct 12, 2001

  • Solving the E-mail Crunch (Interview with Sendmail, Inc.'s Chairman) (Oct 12, 2001, 23:11)
    Sendmail, Inc's Chairman comments on a number of topics, including its approach to maintaining commercial open source software: "Anything that has to do with standards has to go everywhere, of course. Anything that's contributed by the community of open source users must be fed back to that community as part of the open source. We sometimes put some of the commercial innovations into the open source because we want to spur open source development. For instance, the APIs are developed commercially to do very efficient content filtering. We published that in the open source, and that encourages the development community to come up with new, imaginative ways to do mail filtering."

  • InfoWorld: White Paper: Using Open Source for Profit (Oct 12, 2001, 22:04)
    "In the end, the open-source community of developers has been wonderful for our startup. The savings in up-front costs, the highly reliable and feature-rich software, and the excellent support networks allow us to be successful in providing a reasonably priced secure document delivery and e-signature solution to our business clients."