"The recurrent theme at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here
this week is that the open-source operating system has come of age
in the enterprise...."
"Five years ago I would have worried that a single company like
IBM might want -- and be able -- to dominate Linux," Torvalds told
eWEEK. "But we are now long past that point. The pervasive spirit
of openness and the licensing restrictions will ensure this. The $1
billion IBM is putting behind its Linux platform is really, in the
big picture, not that much...."
"Asked to comment on the huge growth in the operating system,
Torvalds said it was "great to see how Linux has opened doors for
so many people in so many places of the world. People anywhere can
take the operating system and customize it to their particular
needs. That is very exciting to me."