Open source going from strength to strength

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.

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Forest for the Trees, album cover from Radioparadise.comHowever 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.)

Topic: Open Source

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  • Open source doesn't rely on a single individual.

    That's a reasonable and appropriate point to make.

    But I suggest it needn't be reinforced by an exaggerated view of open source's gains. Because a more realistic appraisal would rebut if not refute your contentions, and seem to make open source more vulnerable than it is.



    There'll always be a place for open source among hobbyists and corporations able to support it and... wherever IBM decides it can be deployed to corporate advantage.

    Putting people out of work in order to increase executive bonuses will never go out of favor.

    See? The continuing debate is unaffected. A sure sign of resilience.
    Anton Philidor
    • Well well well...........

      One of Microsoft's biggest (if not
      best) disciples expounding on the
      fate of Open Source.

      Thank you for your "view from the
      Windows". It will be filed
      appropriately in the trash (or
      Recycle Bin, in your case).
      Ole Man
    • Vulnerable?

      Please, provide one are where Open Source is vulnerable. Just one, anywhere, that can "bring open source to it's knees". This makes no sense whatsoever.

      [B]Because a more realistic appraisal would rebut if not refute your contentions, and seem to make open source more vulnerable than it is[/B]

      Please, just one example.

      Security - nope, very well covered, and is fixed constantly, every package, all the time.
      Embedded - nope, unless you say 40% marketshare and growing faster than all others a vulnerability.
      Desktop - It isn't vulnerable in the US, it is only just starting. Overseas, taking off. This makes it vulnerable to making money?
      Server - Incredible success, constant growth, continued refinement and easier and easier to use.
      Development Pace - MS is big, no doubt, but they only have a piddly 80K employees, assuming all of them are coders. The pace of all ways Open Source is being developed, refined, imbedded, improved, worldwide, is probably 100x the pace that MS is improving their software. Heck, Ubuntu itself, a TINY (compared) open source company delivers twice a year, and have yet to release anything that wasn't truly beta tested.

      In what way, in any logical sense, can anything take Open Source down. Again, please list one way, with any sort of logic train you want, that results in Open Source failing?

      That is, if you mean "vulnerable" to mean "at risk". If you mean "vulnerable" as MS still have enough money to stem Open Source growth for a while, in the US, that may be true, but that is not actually a vulnerability.

      Heck, a brilliant waste of skin (if he did it) gets convicted, so what, it won't slow ReiserFS down if it really is the best, others will pick up where he left off.

      TripleII
      TripleII-21189418044173169409978279405827
  • RE: Open source going from strength to strength

    14 sentences? Nice topic but where's the meat in this article?
    hinkel2
    • Article -short and sweet

      He gave a concise and to the point roundup of the ways things are
      going.
      He might do a bigger,better,more expensive job next time
      elderlybloke
  • RE: Open source going from strength to strength

    My youngest is an accredited Microsoft engineer in the UK and he is so sick and tired of Microsoft and all it's nonsense that he's gone over to Linux - very happily. He says he has a Microsoft badge, but never wears it.
    quark2