Open season on open source

Open source is getting to be an A-1 buzzword, right up there with "portal." Many firms and people are joining the race, but can it make even Al Gore cool?

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Open source is getting to be an A-1 buzzword, right up there with "portal." But can it make even Al Gore cool?

"Before you know it, Crystal Geyser is going to be open source water."

Michael Tiemann, cofounder of Cygnus Solutions

 


Al Gore's site a sign of the times
news analysis Everyone from Salon.com to Al Gore seems to be trying to get mileage out of the burgeoning open source movement or its shining star, Linux. Is it software liberation or bandwagon jumping in the extreme? Al Gore shows off his new campaign Web site.

How far will Microsoft go with open source?
High-level Microsoft executives are talking up the possibility of making Windows 2000 software an open source project, but observers aren't buying it.

Gore declares Web site open source
Presidential hopeful Al Gore is causing a stir in tech land for declaring that his AlGore2000.com Web site is "open source."

Salon gets a full-body makeover
Salon magazine unveils a host of changes to its site, including a new address and a switch from Windows NT to the Linux operating system.

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