The revival of the Solaris development community is tremendous and it’s all because of the open source project.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
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.
Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
For any business to make sense as an acquisition for an outfit like H-P, it has to be scalable, and it has to be large enough to make an impact on the H-PO bottom line, if not right now, then soon.
This is not the final word. This is the first word. The drafting of the license is designed to be a process, and the Free Software Foundation wants you to help.
But if God took Linus, and Bruce, and even Richard tomorrow (God forbid), maybe in some horrible Portland micro-brewery accident, open source would go on. Contrast this with what might happen if a bus were to hit, say, Steve Jobs.
Rather than just fight open source, or just switch to open source, BEA is now trying to do a bit of both.
Sounds like a win-win-win. Tell me it's not.
Linux is the broadest operating system ever, in terms of where and how it plays.
Despite all the talk about mobile Linux, the big money here is quiet. But quiet and silent are two different things.
If you've ever been on an AJAX page, with buttons that rise up to meet you as you mouse over them, and that seem to know where you want to go before you do, then you know what I'm talking about.
If you're a desktop Linux person you're smart. And if you're a server Linux person you're a pro, or you could be.