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COLUMNS AND COLUMNISTS
Open magazine has gathered a repertory of key practitioners and analysts
who are translating Open Source theory into cutting-edge practice. To find out
how the world of e-business is running on Open Source, check out Ben
Adida , a groundbreaking executive who is sharing his firsthand experiences
in reaping the fruits of Open Source methodologies in software design and implementations.
Read our Pervasive Computing columnist Bill Weinberg to appreciate
the not-so-quiet revolution taking place in markets like Brazil and Japan, where
key market players are looking toward Linux and other Open-Source systems to
do business in the New Economy. These are only a few of our talented contributors,
who can shake up and help change your notions about strategies, trends, and
products that are making up the next chapters in the Open Source revolution.
Check out our unique columns written by those who have achieved Master Class
expertise, whether they're lead consultants on structuring companies around
Open Source licensing like Michelle Kraus, or whether they're
senior architects such as Keith Walls, exploring best practices in benchmarking
for system performance and evaluating today's constructs in storage and clustering.
Be on the cutting edge of all that's happening with BSD by reading our Devil's
Advocate monthly columns written by BSD expert Pat Lynch, who has
grown up with the evolution of BSD. Add to the mix our occasional guest
columnists from the world's foremost consultancies, such as McKinsey, Booz
Allen & Hamilton, Cap Gemini Ernst &Young, and Andersen Consulting, who provide
unique perspectives on computing choices based on best practices.
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