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LinuxWorld: The Future of Open Source

Mar 18, 2004, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Open source software has now turned into big business. For example, HP recently announced that in 2003 they had over $2.5 billion in Linux-based revenue. By any measure, $2.5 billion is a lot of money.

"Not bad for a little operating system that was first built by a Finnish grad student using software tools developed by Richard Stallman's GNU Project back in the mid '80s.

"But what about the future? Are we close to the top? What's left to do now that Linux is seemingly on top of the world already?

"What's left for open source? Plenty. Open source is literally changing the entire technology landscape..."

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