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5 Reasons Why Commercial Software Companies Care About Open Source and Linux

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When you think of Open Source software and Linux, you probably think of legions of independent developers and scruffy enthusiasts scattered across the globe - pounding out code and annihilating bugs with the words “Linux Forever” and a Penguin tattooed on their forearms.

Sure, those people exist, but they’re being crowded out by serious IT professionals dressed in business casual.

According to a recent report released by the Linux Foundation, large, multinational, for-profit organizations are contributing significant financial and human resources to the cause. Participants include household names like IBM, Samsung, Texas Instruments and, for the first time, Microsoft.

The obvious question is “Why?”




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