"What makes open source really tick? And, more importantly,
how long can it keep ticking before some kind of time bomb
"I pondered these questions this week as I roamed the halls of
the LinuxWorld trade show at the San Jose Convention Center."
"I'm not alone in my musings. At the show, open-source backers
expressed concern regarding whether participation in their movement
by corporate players like Compaq, Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard,
IBM and Sun Microsystems will wreck the geek paradise they've
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