May 22, 2002

Red Hat's Tiemann: How Linux will revolutionize the embedded market

Anonymous Reader writes, "For several years, Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann has described Linux and
open source software as "disruptive technologies" that were destined to "revolutionize the embedded software market, destroying the old status quo and replacing it with a newer, status quo". But what wasn't clear, was what form the "revolution" would take. Now, Tiemann believes he has figured out just what is going to happen -- and "it's not pretty," says Tiemann. "The embedded systems market needs to adapt to those terms, not the other way around. I believe that the companies that can adapt in time will not only be spared the ravages of the revolution, but will emerge as the new leaders . . ." Read the full guest editorial by Michael Tiemann at"


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