Defining the Linux Enterprise

If you’re as confused about the definition of Enterprise Software as Microsoft and the Department of Justice, then this article from Tom Adelstein at O’Reilly’s Linux DevCenter should clarify things. Adherence to an obsolete definition of ‘Enterprise Software’ as meaning ‘SAP, Oracle and Peoplesoft-ONLY’ lost the case for the DOJ and Microsoft.

Adelstein kindly points out that the GNU/Linux atmosphere today is also clouded by a similar misprision of the dividing line between the enterprise and consumer segments, which leads to an unnecessarily harsh view consistently being taken of the intentions of enterprise GNU/Linux vendors.

Full Article | O’Reilly linux


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