Linux Journal: Programming Tools: A Recap of LinuxWorld SF 2005

“IBM said something interesting at its LW press conference. The
company was ‘re-aligning’ its Linux sales force to start selling
around ‘business lines.’ In other words, Linux has become such a
commodity that it and its attributes now are taken for granted by
the business community. It seems that we are past the point
Geoffrey Moore called the Early Adopters.

“Both Red Hat and SuSE were at the show trying to promote their
open-source initiatives. It is unclear to me why they are doing
this. However, I can think of several motivations. You might be
able to figure out more…”