MIT Press has released a book covering topics of motivation behind the Open and Free Source movement from technical, economical, social, and legal views. This should be a fantastic read for those unfamiliar with what it is that drives Free/Open Source. Where it gets its strength from, and why it is becoming more and more a viable alternative to closed and proprietary software.
This one is for those out there who keep bring up the argument that nobody really uses Linux and that big companies, specifically Microsoft, don’t really care about Linux and what it does. Well let me show you the extend of their “indifference” towards Linux via this little project started by Microsoft to study Linux users in order to attempt to drive customers away from the “temptation” of using Linux. “Winning the Against Linux the Smart Way” Microsoft says. Well, hopefully this time they are smarter than in the past because Linux is only growing.
It is obvious that at this point in time whoever believes that nobody notices Linux is living in a vacuum under a cloud of denial which won’t even let them see their cereal at breakfast. More than noticing Linux, Microsoft is, for lack of better term, pooping their pants…
Link – Linux Personas: http://www.linuxpersonas.com/
“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.”
— Mahatma Gandhi