"This may not be 'the year of Linux on the desktop'--and who
knows, maybe it is--but there's little to no question that this is
a pivotal year for open source as a mainstream economic phenomenon
in the tech world, as my colleague Charles Babcock has indicated.
My big question is: what next?
"For one, it seems that open source will become, if not the
predominant mode for software development, then certainly the one
that will win moral favor over closed source. 'If your software
isn't good enough to win recognition in the marketplace through
free download, then it's not good enough,' Charles asserts in his
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