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Interview: Amanda McPherson on the $25 Billion Linux Ecosystem

Nov 12, 2008, 10:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Amanda McPherson: That's a good question. I actually think this study, while very interesting to those who make investments in Linux, is also very interesting to end users. Why? Because they are able to make use of $10 billion in R&D, usually for free. The Value of Linux paper demonstrates the benefits of the collaborative development model. For Linux users, this means they're getting fast release cycles, low-cost support and flexibility in their operating system. They also realize that they're sitting on an amazingly valuable piece of software that can be used in whatever way they see fit."

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