Innovation is not a threat to GNU/linux


Headlines like this and this really drive me nuts.


Sun is not a threat to GNU/linux. Innovation is not a threat to GNU/linux. dTrace is not a threat to linux. Nor is Solaris 10, nor Janus. Nor is our new comp plan.


They are a problem for Red Hat. And Red Hat is not linux, despite what they say, and despite what the media (and IBM’s ads) seem to conflate.


To my friends in the media, you are confusing a social movement with a single company – that social movement is all about choice, innovation and freedom. Not dominance or dependence. In that light, no innovation Sun delivers, in comp models or bits, can be anti-linux.


Let’s get specific. Let’s start calling a distro a distro.

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