Wednesday, March 28, 2007

RIP: Community Linux (1991-2007)

This is going to be the biggest controversy to affect the Linux world in a long time.

What has happened is that the entire new board of The Linux Foundation is composed of corporate types. Nowhere are the vibrant and ongoing communities surrounding various distributions represented.

What does it mean? No one seems to be sure. I'm definitely up in the air about it. Does this mean Linux has come of age as a "corporate" product? Are the communities which have in the past contributed so much now passe? Has the common users and developers been put out to pasture or otherwise declared irrelevant? I fear so, despite statements to the contrary.


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