Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

NewsForge: Open Source Software Economics

Nov 04, 2003, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Welch)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"As an occasional user of Linux, and someone in the software industry, I've followed the 'Open Source' movement for quite some time. To a minority, Open Source Software (specifically GPL licensed Open Source Software) represents an ideological and sociological movement, something that will change the world. To the majority, it is simply a way to get cool and useful software without going through the expense of buying, or the hassle of pirating it.

"'Open Source Software' is not a new concept; it's just recently been coined as a catchy phrase. For decades, people have routinely released source code into the wild, and told people to do what they will with it. I was doing it about 15 years ago, and many others were doing it long before me. What's different is that people consider it a movement, and a movement with some momentum--and they do have a point, but the situation isn't as simple as it might seem..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: