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ZDNet: Open Source and the Mass Market

Oct 05, 2006, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"The great discussion we had on Open Office yesterday stimulated another question.

"Why isn't open source stronger in the mass market?

"There have been free programs that are strong in the mass market. Firefox is one. OpenOffice is another. Linux is a third. But in each case we're mainly talking about altruism motivating the provider, and we're not talking about big market share..."

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