CNET: LinuxWorld Shows Software Entering Adulthood

CNET has a good roundup of the views from this weeks LinuxWorld: ‘…The code-sharing, cooperative “open source” programming model that underlies Linux is a “better mousetrap” than the closed-source, proprietary methods employed by Microsoft, Deutsche Banc Alex Brown analyst Phil Rueppel and colleagues said in a 147-page report earlier this month. Specifically, open-source software naturally shifts priorities away from the companies that sell software–Microsoft and Oracle, for example–and toward the customers that use the software. “From its inception as a school project to its capturing of 30 percent (of server operating system sales) in 10 short years, Linux has proven beyond a doubt that the open-source model can lead to the development of robust technologies faster than in a closed-source model,” Rueppel said…’

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