Computerworld: What's Driving Global Linux Adoption?
Aug 07, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Hanrahan)
"Open Software Development Lab (OSDL) business recently took me
to India, a country of 1 billion people with a highly skilled IT
professional class that is doing some amazing work with Linux. This
trip, as well as many others I have taken on behalf of OSDL,
provided me with another opportunity to see firsthand the
phenomenon of Linux and open-source software spreading across the
"Linux is taking off in different parts of the world for many
different reasons. Some of the reasons are the same everywhere. Low
total cost of ownership, flexibility, security and control. Still,
some reasons surprised me. Before joining OSDL last year as the
head of its engineering groups, I ran Linux kernel development for
IBM's global Linux Technology Center, where we had more than 600
developers working on Linux and open-source software..."