Linux in Europe
Posted Mar 16, 2005 20:55 UTC (Wed) by roelofs
In reply to: Linux in Europe
Parent article: Linux in Europe
Maybe Europeans are more open to new and better ideas.
I think there's much more of a herd mentality in corporate America. It amounts to the same thing in the end, but one could argue whether the root causes are the same or not. (I don't know.)
There may also be an overdependence on paid "research" here (Forrester, Giga, IDC, whatever), but I'm not sure if that's really a factor or not.
Of course, if I were to guess based solely on employment experience, I'd come to the opposite conclusion. My old employer was European and extremely conservative; my current one is based in Silicon Valley and is very progressive. Of course, the former is an order of magnitude older and larger than the latter, and they're in very different lines of business, so I don't think that conclusion would be valid. Generalizations are tricky. ;-)
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