LinuxDevices.com: Whitepaper: Making a Business of Open SourceJun 21, 2000, 16:55 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Today, a growing number of companies vies for the attention of embedded systems developers seeking to build and deploy on Linux. Which are going to grow, thrive, and eventually lead the industry? Which technologies, licensing practices, business models and market forces will determine the leaders?"
"The use of Linux as an embedded systems platform represents a major change in the technologies and economies of building embedded applications. The power of Linux as an operating system, and the new types of business models for licensing, represent a marked change from "business as usual" practices that have dominated embedded design for the last 20 years."
"This article reviews the strengths of the Linux open source, royalty-free business model, and why it is the most appropriate model for the future of embedded systems design and deployment."