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Open-source leaders pitch Linux policy

Leaders of several major open-source projects have joined George Washington University’s Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute to push for greater government use of the Linux operating system. Among the well-known people that have promised to help the institute are Brian Behlendorf, a founder of the Apache Web server project; Miguel de Icaza, founder of the GNOME desktop system; Hans Reiser, creator of the widely used Reiser file system; and Jeffrey Bates, a founder of the Web site Slashdot. “They are reinforcing what we are doing and we are reinforcing what they are doing,” said Tony Stanco, associate director for open source and e-government at the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute. “For us, they are the voice of open source. There are a few others that we might be looking for but (these ones) are the thought leaders.” Full Story

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