Episode 11 - Choosing a Pilot Project for Linux

On this weeks show we cover the following News Items:
We welcome the Department of Defense to the OpenSource Party.
We also discuss how the White House is using OpenSource on http://www.whitehouse.gov


The Topic of the week - Choosing a Linux Pilot Project
Joe and Brian discuss in greater detail the things you should consider when choosing a pilot project for Linux.  We talk about not only ideas of to or not to use as a pilot project but some of the easier ways to get it up and running.  We also discuss things to watch out for as you are starting your project.  Your pilot projects success will determine how the your company see and thinks about Linux.


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This episode can be found here and runs 35 minutes 29 Seconds.


Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.