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The story from a student/developer's point of view:
I started following ArsDigita in 1999 through recommendation of a friend who had been following the company and using its products for years. Read Philip's book in a couple weeks. Read through the teaching materials, and learned a lot.
I wanted to use ACS, but couldn't afford Oracle, so I asked about porting it to PostgreSQL, and from there, Ben Adida, Don Baccus, Lamar Owens and Dan Wickstrom joined in and OpenACS was born.
In our Free Software & GNU/Linux Forum, ArsDigita was present and I was happy to see it, and I gladly spoke for it, made advertisement for its products and gave away aD briefs to those attending our Building Reliable Web Services With Free Software workshop, where I spoke alongside with Uday Mathur (an ...