Hoosier Penguin: Mission Creep
Jan 24, 2007, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
"I found the news of the merger between the Open Source
Development Labs (OSDL) and the Free Standards Group (FSG) into the
big mongo Linux Foundation quite... interesting. I know many of the
players involved in putting this who shebang together, so it is
very hard for me to dismiss the LF as
yet-another-big-dreams-and-no-follow-through organization (see: KDE
League, UnitedLinux, etc.) Still, one can only wonder, when the
spin put on most of the media coverage went something like this:
'two large Linux organizations have joined forces to battle
Microsoft on the desktop.'
"At first, I thought this was just another way my media
colleagues were building more conflict to generate more interest.
Y'know, the 'Man Bites Dog' approach. But then I saw an interview
with Jim Zemlin in the Indian publication EFYTimes. There, he
stated 'Linux is promoted by many smaller voices joining in a
chorus to promote the platform. That is something no company, not
even Microsoft, can compete with forever...'"