[Linux-aus] ZDNet: Windows to Linux, and vice versa

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Fri Apr 28 13:17:02 UTC 2006

Brent Wallis wrote:

> We need to get across the point that that is a very, very bad business move.
> Stories....real life stories is what we need.....

Why do we need to get it across though? Surely the companies smart 
enough to figure out that open source matters by themselves will win in 
the end anyway? It's hard to compete with a company whose it costs are 
significantly less than yours (assuming you're in an industry where IT 

For example, I'm at the MySQL User's Conference at the moment, and at 
one point Yahoo, Livejournal, Technorati, Google, Digg and YouTube were 
all in the room discussing together their shared use of Apache and 
MySQL. Clearly bay area companies have it figured out.

Surely other companies will work it out when they start asking what is 
the common element between all these massive installations that just work?


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