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The application is the new the operating system

Feb 09, 2010, 16:33 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"I think so, as does Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. But it's going to require a very different kind of open source than we've hitherto experienced. We need open-source development communities that demonstrate keen appreciation for end-user requirements, with as much emphasis on user interfaces as underlying architecture.

"We need to create the same sort of "magic" that Apple does, the kind that makes former Red Hat marketing lead Chris Grams suggest that "no company can make more folks put their beliefs aside for a shiny new object quicker than Apple."

"Open source needs that shiny-ness, without the sacrifice of freedom."

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