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Financial Times: Lex: Linux

Nov 05, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Linux has at least one thing in common with the early days of the internet: it is far easier to understand the disruptive power of the open-source operating system than it is to make money out of it.

"Red Hat, the biggest Linux distributor, has worked out one answer: get customers to pay a subscription for packaging Linux with the many other 'free' software elements. On the evidence of recent subscriber numbers the business model may well have staying power, yet the pickings are slim..."

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