Linux Foundation Head Says OS Can Be 'Fabulous and Free'
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"Where is Linux headed? That's a question the Jim Zemlin,
executive director of the Linux Foundation, is focused on as his
organization gears up for the Linux Collaboration Summit this
"In Zemlin's view, Linux is strategically placed at the
intersection of a number of major IT trends that will serve to
bolster adoption of the open source operating system.
"With the increasing growth of the mobile web and cloud
services, Zemlin thinks Linux will end up the big winner. "These
trends were not started by Linux but Linux really is an enabler,"
Zemlin told InternetNews.com. "Could Google be the company they are
today if they were written on [Microsoft's] .NET? Could Facebook?
The answer is no, you need an open platform that you can own
yourself, modify, customize and scale."