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OSDL's Weinberg: Open Source is a 'Velvet' Revolution

Aug 08, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Is there an open source revolution taking place in the business world?

"Bill Weinberg: The 'revolution' is real and on-going, but it is an incremental 'velvet' revolution.

"Rather than involving the dramatic overthrow of an existing order, Linux has, for the last decade, been making stepwise gains in the enterprise, in large, medium and small companies. This quiet, but persistent, march on the gates of proprietary systems has resulted in impressive market share gains, such that combined worldwide market for Linux desktops, servers and packaged software is forecast to grow from roughly $23 billion today to $35.7 billion by 2008..."

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