CIO Australia: Penguins Give Me the Shivers

“I have never warmed to that little Linux penguin. Not really.
Maybe it’s because it is a cold-water beast or, more likely, that
the Linux community of open-source-obsessed programmers sends a
chill down my spine. Their fanaticism presses all my scepticism and
suspicion buttons.

“It used to be that by loving Linux you were the industry
radical. Times have changed and now even questioning the divinity
of the open source movement can be a sacrilegious statement. It is
an uncomfortable position. It feels as if you are standing in a
corner at a party on your own, save for a few boring Microsoft
millionaire types and a couple of analysts who repeat ad nauseum
that Linux is another Unix flavour waiting to happen…”


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