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"Linux is commoditizing the OS layer"

"Linux is commoditizing the OS layer. How far can that line go? I don't think we can see it yet. It's a commodity line, and the commodity line is moving up."

Stormy Peters, HP Open Source Program Manager
[speaking at a Visionary Round Table on Open Source at Cyberposium 2004,
Harvard Business School, January 17, 2004]



"Storage is ripe for commoditization"

"We see storage as an area which is ripe for a new round of commoditization. We now have a lot to invest and we'll be looking."

Michael Tiemann, Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat
[speaking at Cyberposium 2004, Harvard Business School, January 17, 2004]

 

"Open source [is moving] out of the geek space and into the user space."

"We're seeing the open source operating system taking steps on the desktop. OpenOffice is having a huge impact on the global markets. Open source moves out of the geek space and into the user space."

Simon Phipps, Chief Technology Evangelist, Sun Microsystems
[speaking at Cyberposium 2004, Harvard Business School, January 17, 2004]  

 

"The VCs are calling again"

"It'll grow. . .the VCs are calling again. There's been an evolution in the thinking that open source doesn't have a business model."

Dan Frye, director of IBM's Linux Technology Group.
[speaking at Cyberposium 2004, Harvard Business School, January 17, 2004]

*all 4 quotes above as reported at CRN.com  

 

"All Oracle's application developers develop on Linux."

"All Oracle's application developers develop on Linux. As soon as we release 10g as a production product, our database developers will move to Linux as their base development program. We 're seeing a tremendous adoption curve of Linux at Oracle, for base and development systems. That represents great news for the Linux community, when a company like Oracle starts using Linux as its development platform."

Dave Dargo, vice president of Oracle's Linux Program Office and the Performance Engineering team within the Platform Technologies Division
[quoted by Lisa Vaas at eWeek.com

 

Torvalds: "Desktop Linux is a Decade Away"

"It's going to take literally five to 10 years before 'normal users' start seeing Linux desktop, but in the technical space it's doing pretty well, especially in companies that can support it already."

LINUS TORVALDS
[speaking in an interview, January 18, 2004]

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