Datamation: Ten Leading Open Source Innovators
Feb 22, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Vance)
"It's a contentious time for the open-source community.
Microsoft has partnered with Novell, Oracle is angling for Red
Hat's customer base, while Linux is promising to enlarge its
influence in the burgeoning market for mobile phones and set-top
"In the past, any open-source discussion centered on Linux, but
now that Linux is a mature, stable operating system, the real
innovation is happening elsewhere. As Illuminata analyst Gordon
Haff notes, what's most interesting is what happens when the
open-source push collides with other technology trends--when it
enters the data center, when it drives the virtualization movement,
when it changes how software is delivered and monetized, or when it
spurs application ecosystems..."