Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Jan 2007 22:47 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
IBM "When open-source developers and IBM took gambles on each other, free software showed it can flourish in the heartland of corporate computing." This is chapter 7 (free sample, so to speak) of a book on Linux and free software's rise to fame and use in the corporate world.
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RE: best friends?!
by kev009 on Mon 15th Jan 2007 01:37 UTC in reply to "best friends?!"
kev009
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2006-11-30

Sun, Linux, friends?! At worst arch enemies, at best times acquaintances. Usually a pendulum between the two. Right now we are on the acquaintance swing.

Edited 2007-01-15 01:37

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RE[2]: best friends?!
by somebody on Mon 15th Jan 2007 13:23 in reply to "RE: best friends?!"
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2005-07-07

Sun, Linux, friends?! At worst arch enemies, at best times acquaintances. Usually a pendulum between the two. Right now we are on the acquaintance swing.

Just have to say my own on this.

Parent post is misguided by thinking that linux == OSS, which is not true. Sun really is best friend of OSS actually. Not one single company gave out so much code as Sun did. (p.s. I'm not a Sun fan)

But the relationship between Sun and linux? You've described it better and simpler than I ever could. That relationship is like watching bell, to produce any sound it has to swing both sides. And in case of linux only one side is good.

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