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Financial Times: Linux is Not ‘Free’–It Just Works Well

“Sir, I am always perplexed by the simplistic assessment of the
factors that have propelled Linux to the shortlist of leading
global enterprises. The argument is naively focused on open source
and the misconception that this is analogous to ‘free.’ The free
myth is perpetuated only by the ‘for profit’ competition in an
attempt to distract attention from the real issues that Linux
solves.

“The compelling reason for Linux’s successful incubation and
adoption is quite simple: it works for us…”


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