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ZDNet: Is Linux Outgrowing Its Roots?

Aug 16, 2002, 03:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Farber)

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"The Linux world is growing up fast. Just look at who are the keynote speakers for LinuxWorld: executives from Sun, Oracle, IBM and Google. What happened to the real penguins who started this revolution? Are they not worthy of the main stage? Has the penguin gotten too cozy with the establishment for its own good? Or is it simply learning to live in a world in which revenue and customer lists are critical factors for success?

"We are entering a new phase in the evolution of Linux and open source, in which the stakes are higher, capitalism rules, and holding the community spirit together becomes much more difficult..."

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