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Why Linux succeeds while other open source projects fail

Sep 23, 2009, 20:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"His basic premise is that a combination of innovation, vision, focus and persistence are the keys to success. If you're lacking in any of those key areas, the project isn't likely to succeed.

""Whenever you think you found a niche, you will find that someone else is already doing it," Hohndel said. "Linus is not the first to come up with an open source operating system but he managed to shine. When it comes to vision there are lots of missionaries out there, I can't turn on the TV without meeting 25 of them.""

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