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Freely Redistributable Software in Business
Release Date: 1998-03-15
-- Freely Redistributable Software in Business --
'Announcing a Web site and Mailing list for Business Use Advocacy of
Linux and Open Source Software'
We (and a growing number of other firms) are heavy users of software such
as Linux, GNU and FreeBSD which can be classified as 'freely redistributable'
or 'co-operatively developed', but feel that there is considerable lack of
knowledge of these systems and applications in the general business
community. We (and number of other companies) are therefore building this
web presence to help provide information, documentation, showcase projects,
links to related sites and other useful resources to to help redress
this. This will include freely redistributable systems software, and free
and commercial applications which run on these systems which may be of
interest to helping you run your (or your clients) business.
The web page and mailing list discuss methods and techniques to advocate
or 'sell' Linux and free software to your MIS and IT management or to your
clients. It also discusses cost, robustness and other business advantages of
open source software.
The web site is at: http://www.*.com.au/misc/frsbiz/
Mailing List: Along with these web pages and links, there is also a
low-to-medium volume mailing list which is maintained by the group, and open
to the public. If you are interested in joining this mailing-list, please
send email to:
and put the following in the body:
*source: Windows/Unix SysAdmin and Rapid Application Development
+61 3 9642 5997 Level 8/140 Queen Street, Melbourne, Australia