"Open source is an interesting concept, but it's the
business case that counts."
"Bring up the topic of Linux, and most people will start talking
about the pros and cons of open source software. Linux zealots will
rant with fervor about how software is "supposed" to be written and
promulgated. Corporate IT managers who sense something vaguely
Marxist about such rantings may, in turn, find themselves
disinclined to embrace the upstart OS, because the last thing they
want to do is become a combatant -- and therefore a potential
casualty -- in any sort of revolution."
"All of this is an unfortunate distraction, because if you talk
to IT managers who are actually deploying Linux in their
businesses, they won't talk about software liberation or the defeat
of Microsoft or the means of production being in the hands of the
programmers. They'll talk pure capitalism: more value for less
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