PLCOM: Linux craze sparks high-tech brain drain

[ Thanks to Peter
for this link. ]

“The Linux operating system has finally captured the attention
of the business world, with the runup this week in Corel’s stock
price and Red Hat’s recent gangbusters initial public offering. It
is causing many business executives to scratch their heads,
wondering why a computer operating system that’s free can possibly
be significant.”

“Having witnessed a few technological revolutions through the
past 20 years, I can say that something big is going on, and all of
us would do well to understand it.”

“If we don’t take the time to understand why Linux is ‘big,’
we’ll probably soon find that we can’t hire the technical staff we
need. What is happening today might be dubbed the ‘Linux brain