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10 open source headlines we'd like to see in 2010

Jan 11, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)


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"I don't want to begin by spouting off that 2010 is going to be the year of Linux or the year of open source.

"We (the open source community) have been saying that for far too long for anyone to even bother taking the statement seriously. Instead, I thought I would create some interesting open source headlines I would love to see in the coming year.

"1: Linus Torvalds hired by Microsoft
Yes, that's right. I'd love to see the creator of Linux hired by Microsoft to lead a serious Linux initiative at the Redmond headquarters. Instead, what we see is an ad on the Microsoft job board for Linux and Open Office Competition leader. This means Microsoft is trying to find someone who will help rally the troops against Linux. Wrong direction, Microsoft! This is a new decade; let's all play together. Suck it up, hire Linus and move on.

"2: Open source helps newspapers salvage their future
Let's face it, newspapers (and magazines) are in serious jeopardy of going the way of the Dodo. Most newspapers can't handle economic downturns and continue to grow. So this headline would be sure to please. How? Newspapers shift their websites to LAMP servers and their desktops to a Linux-based operating system."

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