“Linux’s growth wasn’t fueled on the fumes of peace, love, and
late-night pizza orders. It has been driven by the collective
efforts of many corporations, each intending to bludgeon each other
by co-creating a rock-solid operating system.
“No matter the diversity of the companies involved, from IBM to
Wind River to AMD to Qlogic, the purpose was largely the same: to
create an open-source complement to drive paid product offerings.
Indeed, this collaborative development effort was largely possible
because product value shifted up the stack, away from the operating
system and into middleware, databases, applications, and more. Like