"Linux's strength is not that it is an alternative operating
system, but rather that it is a new way of developing and earning
revenue with software."
"The open source software (OSS) business model has been
proven time and time again to be as good if not better than closed
source alternatives. One example of OSS's viability is found
within the open source server software, Apache. Despite numerous
commercial competitors, Apache manages to boast such impressive
statistics as being run on 59 percent of all Web servers around the
"Among the remaining questions for OSS viability is where open
source software can work? For example, many argue that open source
games will never be successful as the closed alternatives because
the costs associated with building them are prohibitive."