Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 12th Apr 2005 16:15 UTC
Editorial Being the best doesn't always mean being the most popular. We all know of many inferior products that are immensely, sometimes perplexingly, popular. However, this does not mean that one must forsake the pursuit of excellence when pursuing a broad market share. As proponents of open source software, it should not be beneath us to pursue popularity or to look to proprietary developers as examples. And by following the right examples, we can help spread the usage of open source software without sacrificing the goal of software excellence, says NewsForge.
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Give it time
by Anonymous on Tue 12th Apr 2005 23:24 UTC

First of all there is money in open source. Look at all the top developers in linux, they are all getting payed to work on there code. People have to realize that linux is relatively new compared to Windows. Sure linux has existed for 15-20 years, but only has had large scale development in the last 6 years and this was mostly server development. Now the eyes are on the desktop. Look how far linux has come along in the last 6 years. It is only going to get better and faster.

Just wait until the boiling point hits. It is hard as hell to hit 20% in the desktops, but after that 50% is easy.