3 Points Where Linux Could Have Played Out Differently
The Enterprisers Project, June 12th, 2020
June 21, 2020,
Volume 267, Issue 3

Let's examine three key points in the historical timeline of Linux, what might have been, and what we can learn from each

"Given different events or individual actions, could Linux and open source more broadly have failed to become the engine for collaboration and innovation that it is today," asks Gordon Haff in The Enterprisers Project.

"Perhaps you believe that great economic and technological forces make it difficult for individuals or chance events to radically alter how events play out. The integrated circuit, Moore's Law, the internet, the sharing of software especially in academic settings, and other broad trends trump any single action in this view. Even if an open source operating system called 'Linux' did not exist today, something much like it would..."

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