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Absence of Cluetrain the Culprit?

by Tim O'Reilly
Jul. 13, 2002
URL: http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/user/view/cs_msg/8181

After hearing privately from lots of open source advocates in government about my article The Strange Case of the Disappearing Open Source Vendors, I conclude that it was likely the absence of the ClueTrain (perhaps exacerbated by recent FUD) rather than direct lobbying by Microsoft that led to the withdrawal of government talks from the Open Source Conference.

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