Open Source Foes

This from Computerworld today -- Open Source Foes:

Linux has a large and growing installed base. OpenSolaris officially has none, though Sun's existing Solaris customers are a good start.

Linux has propeller-head cachet and market credibility, along with billions of dollars in technical and marketing investment from companies such as IBM, Red Hat and Novell. OpenSolaris has one company behind it and Scott McNealy at its press conferences.

See? Dramatically different business models, both of which will be competing for the same pool of volunteer programmers to continue development, and for entrepreneurs to find ways of making money from these products.


Kind of sarcastic, eh? And utterly ignorant, too. This is yet another article from yet another negative reporter who refuses to even acknowledge the notion that Solaris developers even exist. The article ends with predictions of the impending competitive battle, too. I wonder, what would the press do if there was no war, and both communities simply grew at their own pace and did their own thing for the benefit of their developers and customers? Any reason we can't applaud the differences, the diversity, the choice? Just a thought.


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