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Old 07-17-2007, 05:02 PM   #1
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LXer: Why Open Source and Linux Are Losing Momentum

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This time of year, I make my rounds with the OEMs and get to chat with a number of executives. Several things have floated to the top, but the one Id like to chat about right now is the comment that Linux demand and interest in open source in general has dropped off sharply. I think this is because a lot of FOSS folks saw open source and related initiatives as an end and not a means to an end. The result IT departments wanted and the result FOSS wanted were two different things. [It's a high FUD week this week. If you read between the lines you can clearly see why Enderle has such a disdain for FOSS: Before FOSS the IT industry made millionaires of common folk. FOSS commoditized the industry. I guess Enderle missed the money train and now he's out to make FOSS pay for it. — Sander]

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LOL, isn't Rob Enderle the guy who said that investing in SCO was a no-brainer (or something to that effect)?
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Rob Enderle is, in fact, a very clever writer. I have the feeling that he understands exactly what FOSS and FSF is all about, but he knows that there is more capital in writing these pieces. His comment about the FSF not wanting to let programmers get paid is proof of this.

He is a professional troll and we really should just give him an isolated corner of the internet to troll alone in peace.


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