Mike Evans, vice president of corporate development for top Linux seller Red
Hat, traveled to California's capitol to educate legislators in the state
Senate about open-source software, but he ended up getting something of an
For example, several seemed to believe that if an administrator uses
open-source software that anyone can peer into the inner workings of his or
her computer system.
When Evans told the Senate's information technology personnel he'd be brining
his own Linux box to show his presentation, Evans recounted, "They said,
'What is a Linux box?'"
And the Web site that offered streaming audio of the hearing only presents
Windows Media audio files.