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From the Frontiers of Research to the Heart of the Enterprise
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA



Open Source Opportunities in Small Schools
Kim Brand, Computer Experts, Inc.
Matthew Hartmann

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Friday, July 26
Time: 10:45am - 11:30am
Location: Sea Breeze I

Computer Experts 'accidentally' found open source opportunities abound in small private/religious schools. With 13 Indianapolis Catholic School clients using FreeBSD/Linux solutions for file/print/e-mail/internet filtering, Computer Experts has demonstrated the reliability and profitability of open source platforms in this market. This presentation will describe the technical, economic and political issues surrounding establishing a small-school focused open source product strategy.

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