February 3, 2001

Suits and the Linux ethos

Author: JT Smith

LinuxPlanet looks back on LinuxWorld: "Beyond just the look of conference was the tenor. It's changed quite a bit. Almost everyone I talked to
recognized it in some fashion or another. Linux, it seems, has grown up. Marty Larsen of VA Linux (which owns NewsForge, by the way) actually
made the best articulation of this phenomenon when he observed to me that Linux has matured, not as a
technology, but as a community. We are all nine years older than we were when Linux first made the scene, and
while the open source and free software movements are still going strong, the need to make some money has
become a much more dominant notion for Linux."


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