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Linux Resources: Owning Linux

May 12, 1999, 23:14 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Norman M. Jacobowitz)

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"... for each new identifiable niche that can be filled by Linux, there must be some company (or individual) willing to make an effort to take "ownership" of the effort to serve that niche. Such "ownership-taking"... will help ensure that talent and effort are focused on making Linux a viable solution to as many different users as possible, while at the same time strengthening weak aspects of Linux. And... with vendors focused on certain aspects of Linux, it will prevent a monopolistic entity from seizing control of the entire Linux market."

"If you really consider all the different ways Linux can serve users, and all the work yet to be done by Linux vendors to take "ownership" of that work, there is still no way any firm, let alone Red Hat Software, can dominate the Linux market in an adverse manner."

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