Chatting with Adrian Holovaty

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| As I promised after the Avi Bryant interview, here’s a great conversation
| with Adrian Holovaty, well known creator of the Django web framework written
| in Python.
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http://www.akitaonrails.com/2008/1/1...drian-holovaty

Riding the open source Storm

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| Open source guru Stormy Peters talks about the global initiative to count how
| much open source software is used by enterprise, and her upcoming keynote at
| Melbourne’s Linux Conference.
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;484961178

It's one heck of a project attempting to count Free software like Linux.


Related:

How many Linux desktop users are there?

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| So it is that Cherry asks that, "If desktop Linux market data is important to
| you or your company, please become involved in the statix project and in the
| deployment of this tool on every distro. I realize that market data can be a
| double-edged sword, so distro vendors should get those issues on the table
| early." * *
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http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS5155657721.html


Hard to track Linux stats

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| "The characteristic of open source software is that it is freely available on
| the network. People are encouraged to download it, use it as many times as
| they want, modify it to fit their needs, of course, depending upon the open
| source license." *
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http://www.echannelline.com/usa/story.cfm?item=22305


Smolt profiles distro hardware use

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| For instance, according to the publicly available stats, 78% of respondents
| were running Pentium IIIs or equivalents, and 20% x86_64. The dominant
| language used was US English at 67%, with Japanese a distant second at 6.1%.
| 34% were running systems with less than half a gigabyte of RAM, 37% were
| using half to a gigabyte, and 24% over two gigabytes. * *
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http://www.linux.com/feature/118322


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| "Linux is the default operating [system] on desktops and servers at major
| animation and visual effects studios, with maybe 98 percent [or more]
| penetration," CinePaint Project Manager Robin Rowe told LinuxInsider.
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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/57300.html


Measuring Linux and Open Source

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| How do you measure success?
|
| This question is often asked in the Linux business and development
| communities, with various answers given: "the number of servers in
| the enterprise," "the number of desktop deployments," "or the number
| of new bugs found in Vista today."
|
| Measuring success is a matter of definition, and therefore it can be
| a hard thing to pin down. And, it seems, the challenges of measurement
| go a lot deeper than something as subjective as "success."
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http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/6397/1/