Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Group Formed to Support Linux as Rival to Windows - New York Times

 I wonder if this will truly promote open source or if it'll be another indirect subsidy program for Red Hat, Novell, and others.

Linux, the free operating system, has gone from an intriguing experiment to a mainstream technology in corporate data centers, helped by the backing of major technology companies like I.B.M., Intel and Hewlett-Packard, which sponsored industry consortiums to promote its adoption.

Those same companies have decided that the time has come to consolidate their collaborative support into a new group, the Linux Foundation, which is being announced today. And the mission of the new organization is help Linux, the leading example of the open-source model of software development, to compete more effectively against Microsoft, the world’s largest software company.

Source: Group Formed to Support Linux as Rival to Windows - New York Times

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