Choice: The system of Checks and Balances in Linux

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| What am I getting at here? Just that Linux has and always will be about
| choice. And although it is probably good to keep choice to a minimum when it
| comes to OEM deals (so as not to confuse the unwashed masses), it must be
| remembered that Linux can never consolidate to a point where only a few
| distros exist. Not only is it impossible given the nature of Linux and the
| needs of its users, but even if it did happen, corporate issues/politics
| could eventually muddy the development process and possibly the public
| perception of Linux in general. Smaller distros not only exist for the
| benefit of their user base; they exist as a system of checks and balances to
| the big boys and will keep the whole entire Linux ecosystem alive and moving
| well into the future.
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http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/95008/


Related:

Why Having 500+ Distros is a Good Thing

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| Perhaps next time the author might think about what they're
| saying...because limiting the number of distros out there is
| absolutely NOT the way to go to accomplish anything other
| than limiting innovation.
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http://linux-blog.org/index.php?/arc...ood-Thing.html