Stage Two of Open Source Evolution
Dec 07, 2008, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"For those of us who believed in Open Source in the "birth"
stage, we knew the day would come where nearly every firm would be
using Open Source in some way. This would accomplish market
"breadth", but not equate to "depth" of use. It would be the sign
that we had achieved the magical second stage - The Toe Hold. This
would be the segue into the third stage where Open Source will
transition from an experiment to a market player. If the entire
Open Source techno-sphere evolves in a cohesive way, we'll see Open
Source move from just a tiny portion of the market to a significant
player. What is the measure of significant player? What percentage
of the market share is held by Mac or Firefox? I would consider
those numbers to be the floor rather than the ceiling of success
for Open Source."