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Electronic Design: Embedded Linux: Is It Dead Yet?

Jul 11, 2002, 20:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Wong)

"It's raining penguins. Or rather, that's what many people would like you to think. Linux vendors are laying off scores of workers. Linux publications are folding. So is it doom and gloom time for Linux lovers?

"Now might be a good time to take a step back and review the facts. Economically the industry, and the world as a whole, hasn't been doing too great lately. We're not shocked if GM, HP, or IBM lays off thousands of workers, so it should come as no surprise that Linux companies are tightening their belts too...

"In general, for Linux and open source, the basic question is how to earn money from it. The answer is to make people pay for something they want. The trick is to identify what you're going to sell and how it fits into an open-source context..."

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