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InfoWorld: Linux independence needs guarding, pundit says

Sep 28, 2000, 00:26 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack McCarthy)

"Linux is endangered by the popularity of the businesses formed to sell and service it, he said. Red Hat, Caldera Systems, TurboLinux, and other Linux vendors can potentially stifle its development by packaging a single standard for the OS, he said."

"'The problem is it's their standardization,' said Petreley, a contributing editor toInfoWorld, founding editor of LinuxWorld, and a Linux evangelist for Caldera Systems."

"'The distribution model is to sell the latest version [of the OS],' he said. 'They crank out updates, and it's easy to do because Linux innovates so fast.'"

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