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    The importance of being Debian (we know so why dont they?)
    Submitted by andrew_barnes7 on Thursday, July 18, 2002 – 20:02
    DebianLinux Magazine has an interesting article up discussing the benefits of Debian as a distribution over its comercial rivals. The article is heavily biased towards companies using Debian as a base, more so than users. An interesting read none the less, with some interesting points on the pro’s and con’s of big companies relying on a distribution that strives for the kind of freedom a lot of Linux users look for in Debian. This article was originally published in March, but has recently come to light again as it was linked to on /.
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    Subject: Open Software Foundation?
    Author: d00d
    Date: Friday, 2002/07/19 – 08:59
    the open structure to succeed where closed-door consortiums like the Open Software Foundation have failed in the past:

    erm, the _open_ software foundation??

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    Subject: this one?
    Author: tomun
    Date: Friday, 2002/07/19 – 11:37
    “The Open Software Foundation (OSF) was a pioneer industry-sponsored organization whose purpose was to foster, identify, and, in some cases, develop software technologies that could serve as industry and perhaps eventually national and international standards. OSF developed a widely-implemented cross- platform industry-standard for distributed computing, the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE). OSF has been incorporated into The Open Group.”

    This quote shamelessly taken from here

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