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Why Sharing Matters More Than Marketshare to GNU/Linux

Aug 04, 2008, 21:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry Hancock)

"Thirty years of proprietary software thinking have conditioned us to think that marketshare is a critical measure of success, and so we've convinced ourselves that we have to "win" against Windows in order to "succeed". But this is simply not true. GNU/Linux can be a very great success even if it never achieves more than 1% of the installations in the world. The reason is the difference between "power" and "freedom"."

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