Which city is primed to be the open source capital of the world?

Posted 22 Feb 2011 by 

Jason Hibbets (Red Hat)
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Poll: The world's first open source city
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Montreal, QC - Canada
13% (70 votes)
Raleigh, NC - USA
53% (299 votes)
Portland, OR - USA
34% (191 votes)
Total votes: 560

I posted an article earlier this week claiming Raleigh, NC is primed to be an open source hub. In the comments, Evan Prodromou shared a similar and coincidentally timed blog post: Montreal the Open Source startup hub.

The race was on. Then Portland, OR joined the open source city conversation via Twitter.

Tell us what you think and add any comments on why your city should be considered in a future poll.

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Delano Mandelbaum
It'll be a long, challenging road for any city to become the world's open source city. I imagine there are other places that would be interested as well but regardless of which, if any, becomes the clear leader in open source software, working towards that goal is great for everyone involved.
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Open Source Champion
Of course, I voted for Raleigh, but surprised there's no SF contingent here...
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Open Minded
Love Raleigh, too, but Tallinn, Estonia, beat everyone by a decade. http://www.osor.eu/studies/open-source-software-in-estonia-a-long-term-policy
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Jason Hibbets is a senior community evangelist in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat where he is a community manager for Opensource.com. He has been with Red Hat since 2003 and is the author of The foundation for an open source city. Prior roles include senior marketing specialist, project manager, Red Hat Knowledgebase maintainer, and support engineer. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets

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