"Now that the economy has encouraged computer technologists to
re-enter reality, it's time to take a look at how open source will
weather the downturn. A prolonged bad economy will be bad for
everyone, including open-source programmers. It will be especially
bad for those who work at companies whose business models are based
"Although Linux deployments will continue to grow, many
companies that are simply resellers of the operating system will
fade away, leaving their programmers to find other work."
"There's good news, though. For one thing, this change will
give the dogmatic Linux fanatics a dose of reality. It's flat-out
wrong to get hyped up over an operating system. Those who have
found religion with their pet operating system should seriously
rethink their values."