PC Magazine: The Importance of Being Linux
Jun 22, 2004, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John C. Dvorak)
"I still have mixed feelings about the open-source movement,
mainly because its most popular component, Linux, is offered by
over 100 vendors, each of whom has a slightly different product.
Other than Linux, all the other open-source projects move along at
a rate best described as glacial. Even principals in the community
are sometimes shocked at the slowness of open-source development.
This probably is a function of how motivation and lack of fear work
among open-source developers. Often they're motivated like
hobbyists. And there is no fear to drive anyone to do
anything—no fear of getting fired or yelled at by a mean
"Still, many of the results from the open-source community have