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Open source at LinuxWorld could blow away software slump

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The twice-yearly LinuxWorld Conference & Expo provides an opportunity to check the pulse of the open source community. This time around, in San Francisco starting August 8, that pulse will be racing.

I expect to see more new open source products unveiled than ever before at this show. In this column, I'll predict a few of the striking developments that IT pros should check out, either in person at LinuxWorld or virtually.

More open source products and commercial initiatives

This may be the biggest LinuxWorld ever in terms of product announcements. The increasing adoption of open source and resultant buzz has made open source the hot topic here in Silicon Valley.

This intense interest in open source software is driven by three critical IT realities:

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