ONLamp: Open Source, Open Innovation
Feb 13, 2004, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jono Bacon)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"You know, I like Open Source, and I also like free software.
Although this may not be the most shocking revelation that you have
heard from an article bearing my name, I wanted to not only clarify
my affection of this software, but also one of the reasons why I
love this software.
"We all come from different computing backgrounds, and although
I sailed the fairly common seas of a Commodore heritage, there are
of course many of you who have trudged through the darkened waters
of restricted technologies that not only restrict what you can do,
but also restrict what you can't do. These technologies have
typically been developed by companies with more of an interest in
profit margins, marketability and sales rather than the technology
and how it works. Luckily, a ray of hope is shining into the IT
industry, and we can thank the legions of free software hackers
firmly seated behind their whirring PC's the world over..."