Open Source—the One, True Way to Develop Software

By Steven Vaughan-Nichols  |  Posted 2006-02-17 Print this article Print

Opinion: Real revolutions are often quiet ones. Linux and open-source banners are carried by small, startup companies. (Linux-Watch)

Real revolutions, the ones that last, are often quiet ones. They arent shocking. They dont rock the world. They just change the world so slowly that its only when you wake up one day and think about it, you realize the world isnt the same anymore. Thats whats happened with open-source and software development.
If you step into the Wayback Machine to, say, February 2001, youll find that open-source and Linux are still regarded with a great deal of suspicion.
IBM is supporting Linux and open-source, but most mainstream software companies will have nothing to do with either one. For the most part, the Linux and open-source banners are carried by small, startup companies. Fast forward to 2006. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: Open Source -- the one, true way to develop software Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols is editor at large for Ziff Davis Enterprise. Prior to becoming a technology journalist, Vaughan-Nichols worked at NASA and the Department of Defense on numerous major technological projects. Since then, he's focused on covering the technology and business issues that make a real difference to the people in the industry.

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