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Ubuntu, Debian Partner to Employ Communist Era Model

Aug 12, 2009, 23:02 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Rubens)

"So what about good old fashioned capitalist survival of the fittest and all that? What will drive Linux to improve? At the enterprise level, the obvious answer is Microsoft. Yes, Microsoft is the friend of Linux: It provides competition, something Soviet manufacturers didn't have. In the server room, enterprises can choose between UNIX, Linux and Windows, and Linux as a whole will flourish only if those responsible for it make sure that it is a more attractive proposition than the other two.

"The reason Soviet manufacturers delivered such rubbish was because they collaborated instead of competing. What may lead to Microsoft's demise is that it could end up being too small to compete with the seemingly endless supply of developer talent willing to contribute to Linux for free."

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