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ONLamp: The Attitude of Openness

Jul 01, 2004, 01:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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"In the early days of Linux, life was simple. Hackers hacked their code, interested parties tried to run it, and the vast majority of people had never even heard of this Linux Operating System. To the world, Linux was merely a hobbyists fascination that few understood and even less cared about. Time did not stand still, and the hackers continued to hack and the interested parties continued to understand, and before we knew it we had a system that had a real and viable commercial potential. This potential was subsequently realised with companies such as Red Hat, SuSE and others creating businesses around the software, and these organisations have gone on to make real and measurable wins.

"There is little doubt in my mind that the biggest challenge that face Linux and potential migration is attitude..."

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