Crossing the Chasm

Posted by zigzag on Apr 4, 2013 10:07 AM EDT
Tuxdeluxe; By Jeremy Allison
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Are you winning if you own ninety-nine percent of a moribund market? I don't think so. Linux and Open Source/Free Software has crossed the chasm now. It has become the mainstream. Every Android tablet or phone out there is a Linux and Open Source/Free Software platform, and in the next few years I fully expect this to become the most common form of computing for most people worldwide.. So have we won? Should we just pack up the advocacy tent and go home? Unfortunately not. Most of the applications running on these devices are still proprietary. Most people using mobile devices, although they might be running a Free Software operating system underneath, still don't realize why Free Software is important.

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