Why some open source crosses the chasm and some falls in
May 19, 2010, 06:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)
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"The chasm is that point in the "s" curve where a product is
known and liked by experts or aficionados, poised on the brink of
mass market success or failure. Most products fall in. Why do some
cross and others don't? That's Moore's study.
"Important examples are to be found in the world of open source.
Linux crossed the chasm on servers. It failed to do so on desktops.
Yet Android, a Google-developed Linux distro, seems fated to