Posted Dec 9, 2004 18:10 UTC (Thu) by Max.Hyre
In reply to: Wrong paradigm
Parent article: The Linux roadmap
Nobody's competing on kernel content (other than coders
and teams trying to improve on things :-). Not even Mandrakesoft, Red Hat,
SuSE, .... Those organizations are competing on
packaging, support, community buy-in(?), whatnot.
Both company A and company B could use some feature X in Linux that is not presently there.
Company A adds ... feature X back to the public Linux. B will eventually pick up on it ... but A has had advance notice of and experience with the feature, and is months ahead of B in making use of it....
In the world of my first sentence, AJWM
's analysis is even stronger.
Company A has no direct
use for feature X, rather, X strengthens their
own (yes, possibly proprietary) offering. So B must pick up not only
on X, but also whatever A has that amplifies X's usefulness to them.
At that point, the situation is exactly as suggested in the parent
post, but still better for A.
to post comments)