Open source going from strength to strength

Summary:Open source continues moving from strength-to-strength. This is especially true in international markets, where skeptics once believed pirated Windows would dominate.

Forest for the Trees, album cover from Radioparadise.com
However you feel about Hans Reiser, his fate should not distract us from the good news of today.

Open source continues moving from strength-to-strength.

This is especially true in international markets, where skeptics once believed pirated Windows would dominate.

There are always hiccups. But the trend remains clear. Technology is growing, and open source is growing even faster.

This is especially true in international markets. Double good news for American vendors, given the weak dollar.

Oracle's attempt to roll-up the database market failed, thanks to open source. Regardless of how Microsoft treats Yahoo, open source will continue moving forward.

Bloggers die. Programmers can kill. Don't let the fall of a tree cause you to miss the forest. (Hey, there's a musical group by that name.)

Topics: Open Source

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Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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