cnet runs an inspiring interview with Jim Zemlin, the executive director of Linux Foundation. Interview covers the current state of Linux,
Linux has contributed over $10 billion in R&D value to the world. It runs every major financial trading platform in the world. It the only way the mobile industry could respond to the iPhone. It has over a $50 billion economy just in enterprise computing alone. It runs 90 percent of the world’s fastest supercomputers. It powers Sony cameras, Samsung televisions, your DVR, your GPS system and most of the major Web sites in the world. How on earth does this spell “trouble” for open source?
as well as expectations for the year 2010.
Linux is accelerating a major industry transition that is already well underway–an industry in which we pay for software and hardware to one in which we pay for neither.