[TriLUG] Can open source solutions be viable companies?
John F Davis
johndavi at us.ibm.com
Fri Jun 28 08:54:04 EDT 2002
WTH is bioinformatics?
My first response is, sure Linux can do it. But, really it depends upon
what they want to do? So, what exactly do they want to do?
If they want to produce an output which is from a windows app and this
particular app doesn't work well in wine, then its a no brainer.
"Vestal, Roy L." <rvestal at rti.org>@trilug.org on 06/28/2002 08:48:25 AM
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Subject: [TriLUG] Can open source solutions be viable companies?
One of our project directors, a Linux supporter, asked me to ask the group,
specifically RedHat folks the following question. There is a big debate in
the bioinformatics community, which has been using Linux as a solution
because of cost more than anything. Now that bioinformatics are becoming
more "mainstream", better monies are coming in. Now they are starting to
look elsewhere. If we as a community can show how Linux is viable in this
emerging field, then maybe it will help show that Linux is viable.
Question to me:
"Do you have pointers to info on how open-source solutions can still be
viable companies. There is a big debate in the bioinformatics community
about this, and I thought you might have some info."
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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