25 things that are better because of Linux (and open source)

25 things that are better because of Linux (and open source)

The original date of this post (5 Feb 2018) marked 25 years since Linus Torvalds shared the first iteration of a free, hobby operating system that he had developed via a short Usenet post. Of course, what became known as Linux is now far, far more than a hobbyist’s OS and spawned a wave of innovation that significantly changed the IT landscape. Bigger than just Linux (which is pretty big by itself), however, this movement birthed the open source movement, where like-minded communities of individuals could freely develop and share what would become the IT foundation of the future.

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the term open source, the underpinnings of open source, from transparency and collaboration to freedom and broad dissemination, have spilled out well beyond the confines of enterprise technology to greatly impact both the world of consumer technology as well as the global business climate at large.

Open source has impacted so much that it’s hard to pick out a handful of the most critical innovations, but we’ve tried. Here are 25 things that are better thanks to Linux and open source; some of these may not exist without an open source backbone, while others may have evolved out of necessity, but would likely be unrecognizable to today’s counterparts.

I wonder what goes through Linus' mind as he reads lists like this... talk about a lasting legacy...

See https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/25-things-are-better-because-of-linux-and-open-source-0


25 things that are better because of Linux (and open source)
The original date of this post marked 25 years since Linus Torvalds shared the first iteration of a free, hobby operating system that he had developed via a short Usenet post. Of course, what became known as Linux is now far, far more than a hobbyist’s OS and spawned a wave of innovation that significantly changed the IT landscape.

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