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Australian open source workers earn more money

Australian open source workers earn more money

IT workers who specialise in free and open source software are earning more than the national average for IT, according to the results of Australia's first open source census.
Sarah Stokely Feb 4 2008, 2:07PM Training & Development
Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

The success of consumer IT products like the ASUS Eee PC will help provide the leverage needed to get hardware vendors on board with open source, according to Dirk Hohndel, Intel’s chief technologist for open source.
Sarah Stokely Jan 31 2008, 2:43PM Hardware
In open source, money doesn't always talk

In open source, money doesn't always talk

Getting a job in open source development can mean getting a pay-cheque for working on your favourite hobby. But the equation is more complicated than just adding money, according to OpenLogic Director of Community and Partner Programs, Stormy Peters.
Sarah Stokely Jan 31 2008, 2:43PM Software
Information is our only security weapon: Bruce Schneier

Information is our only security weapon: Bruce Schneier

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier took a swipe at a number of sacred cows of security including RFID tags, national ID cards and public CCTV security cameras in his keynote address to Linux.conf.au this morning.
Sarah Stokely Jan 31 2008, 7:24AM Security

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