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Linux Foundation Head Says OS Can Be 'Fabulous and Free'

Apr 15, 2010, 16:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Where is Linux headed? That's a question the Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, is focused on as his organization gears up for the Linux Collaboration Summit this week.

"In Zemlin's view, Linux is strategically placed at the intersection of a number of major IT trends that will serve to bolster adoption of the open source operating system.

"With the increasing growth of the mobile web and cloud services, Zemlin thinks Linux will end up the big winner. "These trends were not started by Linux but Linux really is an enabler," Zemlin told InternetNews.com. "Could Google be the company they are today if they were written on [Microsoft's] .NET? Could Facebook? The answer is no, you need an open platform that you can own yourself, modify, customize and scale."

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