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ZDNet: Linux: GPL Impedes More Than It Helps

Oct 05, 2005, 01:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)

"Suppose I'm right: the mass media have largely abandoned their enthusiasm for Linux as counter culture and withdrawn the push that drove adoption in the 1997-2002 period. So what? by the time their support waned, there were millions of highly successful installs, hundreds of thousands of competent Linux people, and thousands of high quality applications. With this base in place, why didn't growth continue to accelerate?

"True, some minor upgrades by Microsoft were being heralded as revolutionary by their friends in the computer press, but these didn't actually amount to much..."

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