Open source, Linux set for unheralded coronation in 2010
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"Arguably the biggest prediction for 2010 around open source and
Linux is that most end-users won't talk about it or even think
about it. But that won't be a death knell; it's a coronation.
"From the White House to (no kidding) Microsoft, open source
shined in '09
"Experts say no more will open source and Linux be the
scruffy-bearded outsider to dressed-up packaged software. Open
source is working its way into everything, functioning behind the
scenes as the brains for new client access devices such as
smartphones, new applications built off existing open source
technology and service-based applications that live in the cloud.
The focus is function and not the underlying technology.
"Perhaps Mike Olson, Sleepy Cat founder and now Cloudera CEO,
said it best when he told Network World earlier this year, "At
Sleepy Cat, we were proud to be an open source company. At
Cloudera, I think of us as an enterprise software company that
happens to be built on open source software."