Open-Source Guru Eric Raymond Joins Freespire Board
One of open source's founders throws his weight behind Freespire and the concept that Linux desktops need to include some proprietary software and support for proprietary hardware like iPods. (DesktopLinux.com)In a move that some may have sensed was coming, Eric S. Raymondone of the co-founders of the open-source movementwill become the newest member of the Freespire Leadership Board on Sept. 27. Raymond, perhaps best known as one of the co-founders of the Open Source Initiative and author of such seminal open-source works as "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," has recently declared that if the Linux desktop is ever to grab a large share of the desktop market it must do it soon or it will never happen. Click here to read more about Linspires Freespire 1.0.
Raymond believes desktop Linux is entering into a critical period, noting that historically, users have shifted operating systems during periods of fundamental changes in hardware platforms.