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April 25, 2007

Bdale Bargee: Citizenship - Open Source Comunity Rewards and Responsibilities

Listening to Bdale Garbee, the Open Source & Linux Chief Technologist at HP, at the 2007 MySQL Conference.

Bdale helps HP pick the clever things to do the maximize how they can help open source software.

What is community? Might be towns, schools, churches, sports teams, volunteer organizations. The internet made a new type of community. Folks with common interest but are dispersed geographically can now be a community.

Bdale talks a lot about the Linux community and contributions and how things have evolved over the years.

HP sells and ships a new server every 11 seconds. Based on they percentate of Linux servers that sell, they ship a Linux server every minute.

Posted by mike at April 25, 2007 9:58 AM