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It's a "Matrix" Moment for Linux?


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Guest LilBambi

Interesting article JB.I was intrigued by the following quote:

And it is also worth noting that the GPL license has stood up very well so far, so there is no particular reason to expect that SCO's half-baked efforts will actually succeed in changing the way it works. Primarily, just think of this suit as a big indicator of the kind of cannibalism the industry will attempt to perform on itself as the money goes away. For two years now, every product launch has majored on "return on investment", or "low cost of ownership", to persuade users to part with money. The continued gloom shows that, if that ploy is working at all, it is an uphill struggle. With less and less money to keep themselves going, companies are going to be thrown more and more into strategies that draw cash from new sources. For instance, wresting market share from others, cashing in on off-balance sheet assets like patents, or companies that can't get money out of users finding ways to screw it out of other suppliers. Open source is one area where lawyers think they can see money that is not being harvested.
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Guest LilBambi

Never fear ... the Linux developers may be laid back in a lot of ways, and not 'centralized' like proprietary software companies, except in regard to their passion for developing.However, they have a strong community network that has done some amazing things over the course of time. I am highly impressed with the collective knowledge and intelligence of the Linux developers. The can mobilize when needed.You can bet that they are already going through their own code for their respective programs without even knowing if and/or where there may be any code that matches "some old UNIX code." I really do not believe they will take this sitting down.The Linux developers are resourceful and very innovative! Never underestimate them.

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