August 21, 2002
Call it U.S. Open Source
Wired.com reports on Linux being used for running the U.S. Open tennis tournament's major information systems and moving data around the world. "Laptop computers running Linux will be used on the tennis courts to collect and transmit scores during the games. The scores will then be electronically delivered directly to the press and fans. The laptops will also feed those tallies directly to the Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium's massive scoring boards, both on the courts and outside the stadium, where thousands of fans congregate between matches."