"The closest thing to a CEO in Linux land is Jim Zemlin,
executive director of The Linux Foundation. While Zemlin doesn't
steer the Linux ship, he does a great deal to corral its competing
interests--vendors, developers, customers--to guide Linux to the
impressive market position it holds today.
"I caught up with Zemlin late last week to get a pulse on the
state of Linux in the market. As ever, Zemlin didn't
"Q: Nearly a whole decade has gone by since the original tech
bubble burst, and Linux has done quite well. How does the current
recession compare to the hit that tech took ten years ago and how
does it position Linux for the next decade?
"Zemlin: IDC says the largest increase in Linux adoption took
place in 2001/2002 during that bust. Since then, it has become
mainstream and is being used everywhere."
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