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open source succeeds where closed systems fail

Postby mike acker on Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:27 am

I was reflecting again on the rise of Linux and the failure of os/2

I.P. might like this article
Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2

reflecting on this, as well as the rise of LibreOffice and Google Docs and thinking back on Torvalds wonderful book _Just for Fun_ I found myself wondering if closed systems would ever be viable in a market with mature open source software. closed systems have a bad habit of trying to close out their competition which may easily be their fatal mistake

other interesting reading is this the white flag over redmond?
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Re: open source succeeds where closed systems fail

Postby mike acker on Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:14 am

this morning's reading

Linux Foundation sees 80 percent of all commercial software development being based on open source

I see two key elements in this
1. open source products are more likely to be compatible
2. open source products are likely to be more secure

thoughts/comments ?
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