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The Three Opens, Pt. 2: Open-Source Applications

Nov 03, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

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"In the first post in this series, I talked about how open-source operating systems were one of a galaxy of three major and complementary forces. The second, and in some ways more important force, is open-source applications.

"One problem that comes right up is what you define as an 'application.' You could describe a Linux-based appliance that runs in a 1U rackspace module (or in a virtual machine) as an application, and you wouldn't be far from the truth. Maybe less so a live distro running as a firewall/router, but there's little question this particular water can be muddied freely..."

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