August 17, 2007
The gradual triumph of Linux
Open source moves at a different speed to commercial software. This has become apparent over the last decade as Linux and its Open Source fellow travelers (Apache, Open Office, MySQL, Firefox et al) gradually established their position in the software world. It may have been frustrating for the Open Source activists, more vocal than numerous, who had been hoping for more instant gratification than the software market delivered. Nevertheless Linux and many of its associated Open Source products continued their forward march.