...open source is fast gaining converts, shattering traditional business models, and, in the process, transforming Portland into one of the world's open source hubs...
Companies like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel have developed their own open-source labs here.
Linus Torvalds, author of Linux, the first mainstream open-source operating system, moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to work at the Open Source Development Lab in Portland.
In mid-October the city hosted the first Government Open Source Conference, a gathering for state and municipal technology managers interested in using open-source software in the public sector.
Most recently, Oregon Gov. Theodore Kulongoski announced a $350,000 contribution from Google to develop open-source software, hardware, and curricula at Oregon State University, which boasts an Open Source Lab, and Portland State University.