Linux Gaining Ground


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This case study was compiled from published sources, and is intended to be used as a basis for class discussion. It is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a management situation. Nor is it a primary information source.

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Case Code : BSTR042 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 400;
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Themes

Innovation
Case Length : 17 Pages
Period : 1990 - 2003
Organization : IBM - Linux Technology Center, Microsoft
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note : Not Available
Countries : ---
Industry : Software

Abstract:

The case discusses the open source movement and the evolution of Linux in early 1990s, which changed the computing world.

The case focuses on the open source movement and the reasons why big companies like IBM, HP and Sun extended hardware support to Linux.

The case also discusses the initial response of Microsoft towards Linux and the gradual change in response.

The case ends with the prospects of Linux and problems that might crop up for Linux in the future.

Issues:

Examine the background that led to emergence of the open source movement and its accelerating growth and acceptance by the industry

Contents:

  Page No.
Shaking Windows 1
Open Source Movement Gaining Ground 2
Evolution of Linux 3
Threatened by the Penguin 4
The Future of Linux and the Open Source Movement 6
Exhibits 10

Keywords:

Open source movement, Linux, 1990, IBM, HP, Sun, hardware, Microsoft, problems, future

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