Linux Magazine: Choice or Chaos? The High Cost of Linux Fragmentation
Mar 03, 2007, 03:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bryan Richard)
"Freedom of choice is one of the great benefits of Open Source
Software in general and Linux in particular. This freedom gives
consumers the ability to select, without fear of litigation, what
software they will use and how they will use or modify it. As a
principal, this freedom is extremely valuable. However, a couple of
announcements this week seem to indicate that market value of
freedom of choice has dipped considerably. The biggest hurdle Linux
adoption faced this week wasn't Microsoft, it was an enemy from
within: Linux fragmentation.
"Maybe we should clarify that. While obviously the core Linux
Kernel isn't fragmented, it's community is..."