I get the money quote in a Daily Tar Heel article out today about the success of Red Hat and of Open Source, Local open-source provider thrives.

The writer, Alex Henderson, does a good job of finding students who can say why open source and Red Hat are important. Carolina Open Source Initiative‘s Doug Whitfield also gives props to ibiblio.org (thanks Doug):

The other is the nonprofit, UNC-run ibiblio.org, an extensive online library and digital archive. “They’re the kind of poster child of open source,” Whitfield said.

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Whitfield said ibiblio is an equally important member of the open-source community.

“What ibiblio has meant to the open-source community through the years, I don’t think that can be overstated,” he said. “I think that gets lost in the shuffle because they don’t make money.”

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