"Operating systems have become commodities and Linux is an
example of that. But you have to be cynical and ask, `Where are the
tools?' Is it a sustainable business model?
"It's a great example of capitalism at play. Red Hat, which has
probably not added anything to the semantic nature of Linux, has
made a lot of money out of repackaging it. I don't know how long
that slave labor will continue." [Booch] said that giving software
away for free couldn't last long and he was "yet to see any Fortune
1000 company bet a major part of their strategy on Linux..."