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Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends
Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article

note of recommendation  Two of a two-part note. Part One concerned the Free and open source software (FOSS) origin and rapid evolution as manifested in global customer demand trends. About this Article TEC's Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) Evaluation Center provides impartial analyses of enterprise solutions that support FOSS platforms such as Linux. To complement the evaluation center, TEC is augmenting its research coverage of Free and open source service providers and solutions. Please send comments or inquiries to the

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note of recommendation  Three of a four-part note. Part One provided background on what the open source community is and how to engage it. Part Two featured an interview with Jeff Bates of SourceForge.net, Slashdot, and the Open Source Technology Group. Part Four's interview with Louis Surez-Potts, Community Development Manager for the OpenOffice.org.org project, covers the political and social architecture of open source communities as well as practices for successful oversight of a project. Read More

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