Imagine if Western Union, 10 years after Alex Bell's invention, had been able to buy him out and get monopoly status from the government.
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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With others they have to wait for the vendor, they have to escalate it, and the partner has to wait as well. It becomes a credibility issue for the partner.
"What people are saying is they want a higher quality Linux desktop. And they want lots of applications. When they get that there’s no need for piracy."
You're stuck reading this on a stop-start jerky 1.5 Mbps pipe while over in Korea they're breezing along at 100 Mbps. That has to change the balance of power -- intellectual power, patent power, financial power.
Internet access is becoming an unregulated, government-mandated duopoly.
It may be the last step in the PBX evolution. A GNU-based Linux application that mimics all a regular PBX can do for 40-80% less.
The winning theme (or skin) mimics the look-and-feel of the Apple Macintosh OS
Once you tell anybody in the open source world about anything, you’ve told everybody everything.
Torvalds has always been fairly agnostic on license questions, which is why so many different licenses use his kernel at the heart of their operating systems, which in turn is why Linux is such a popular operating system which has now pretty-much unified the Unix development world.
Open source is not a company. It's not a brand. It's a process.