From: Paul Kelly (longword at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Mon 31 May 1999 - 19:06:04 IST
> My research topic aims to examine the emergence and use of open source
> tools in Ireland and the experience of Linux in particular.
I don't think John "Quake" Carmack has much of a connection to Ireland,
but his .plan for yesterday (30/5/99) makes good, objective, non-biased
> The key focus is that
> of corporate adoption of the o/s in organisations and companies in Ireland.
I work for RTE, and I use Linux wherever I feel it's appropriate. Any
time I see two companies tendering for a job, one with an NT based
system the other with a Linux system (or any other kind of UNIX bar
SCO), the latter will get lots more brownie points. However I'm in
development, not really "IT" as such and most of my development work is
based on pre-existing systems. Much of my work is done on the archaic
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