Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said the standardization -- aka commoditization or componentization -- of technology though the open source model has catapulted the information age into an information economy -- but the battle against proprietary vendors is not over.
Linux and open source is driving the next generation information economy but the battle is not over. Proprietary vendors are still trying to control the code, the means of production, and that grip must be loosened to drive more substantial innovation.
"Open source has gone mainstream ... open source is the default choice of the next generation IT architecture," Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said, adding that if proprietary companies were able to patent nuts and bolts or own the copyrights to a screwdriver, jet engines might never have existed.
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