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Q5 interview - John Bruggeman, Wind River

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| How important is Linux and move to open-source environments?
|
| Growth of Linux went faster than anyone thought it would. For us the Linux
| business has grown from zero to $50m in 24 months. Most of our Linux
| customers originally experimented with free software and then they discovered
| the hidden costs.
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http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Art...wind-river.htm


Related:

Linux Market to Triple by 2012

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| Analyst firm Research and Markets has just put out a project on Linux-based
| server and client hardware sales, and is projecting that the market will more
| than triple between 2007 and 2012.
|
| A market for a platform is not the same as an ecosystem for it, which is much
| larger in that it includes the cost of people and third-party software and
| services for the code that runs atop the platform. So the R&M Linux market
| numbers might seem a little small. In any event, the consultancy pegged the
| Linux product and services market for Linux running on servers and clients
| (but not embedded systems) at $2.4 billion in 2007.
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http://www.itjungle.com/tlb/tlb031108-story07.html


Recent:

Linux still top embedded OS

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| In a new whitepaper on Linux in the embedded market, VDC researchers cite the
| following reasons for Linux's popularity:
|
| * Licensing cost advantages
| * Flexibility of source code access
| * General familiarity
| * Maturing ecosystem of applications and tools
| * Growing developer experience with Linux as an embedded OS
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4920597981.html
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