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Open-source software boon to Oregon economy

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"As the open-source movement has matured, its backers say it has grown beyond a fanatical element rebelling against the high-tech establishment into a viable model for technological development."

"The second annual Innotech Oregon conference, which will begin Wednesday at the Oregon Convention Center, leads off with a panel discussion of the business possibilities that open source has created. Afterward, four companies will present differing business strategies for employing a technology that has moved from the fringes into the mainstream."

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