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Helping Save the World

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Linux is saving the world.

Yes, you read that right. I wrote "is saving." Not "will save" or "has a chance to save."

Nope.

Is. Saving.

How is this so? Forget, for a moment, that Linux is fast, efficient, safe, and on and on. Forget that Linux is free and capable of providing long-term inexpensive computing solutions to users ranging from a migrant worker to a Fortune 500 CEO. These are all true, but right now this is not germane to the point I am making this week.

Linux, it seems, may be in some small way responsible for the improvement of health and well-being of millions of poverty-stricken and ill people around the planet.

Full Article.

What a Load.

It's articles like this one that make corporate adoption of open source that much harder. Tin Foil Hat logic continues to make open source look like it's built and maintained by a bunch of loonies. Instead of bashing a great donation and trying to spin Linux vs. Microsoft into the "reason", how about just providing a better product and service and let the masses decide which is better. Looking like flakes is not helping.

re: What a Load

Yeah, I was actually a little disappointed where it went too. Sad

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