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CeBIT 2010: Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin Outlines Reasons for Linux's Success

Mar 05, 2010, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mathias Huber)

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"At the Open Source Forum of CeBIT 2010, the Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin named three reasons for Linux's success. He also identified three possible challenges for the free platform. Read the complete article at: http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Online/News/CeBIT-2010-Linux-Successes-Challenges

""Every occupant in the Western world, every stock exchange uses Linux daily," Zemlin began his talk, "whether it is in a Google search or a mobile phone." After 18 years of existence, Linux is ubiquitous, Zemlin reported.

"He continued by supporting his assertion with facts: 2,700,000 lines of code went into the 2009 kernel. Ninety percent of the kernel authors work primarily on the Linux core, which has long since lost amateur project status. It would cost a company $10.8 billion to build a Linux kernel from scratch, while Linux firms are already earning $50 billion annually in the enterprise market."

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