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Linux.com: A UNIX Revival!

Aug 02, 2000, 08:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"And the economics changed. Linux and the *BSD family are all free, including source code. This change in price point also makes it really difficult to continue to justify the "not invented here" philosophy. After all, if it's free and you can look at all the code--who cares who originally wrote it? Ideas of ownership in the traditional capitalist sense become passe."

"If we look at the players who have jumped on the Open Source bandwagon (as opposed to those who built the Open Source bandwagon) we see, among others, Apple, Corel and IBM. Why them?"

"The new MacOS has BSD UNIX under the hood. Why? Their hardware continues to change and the UNIX code-base is very stable and easy to port. Good choice."

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