What's Next for Ubuntu? - page 2
Ubuntu In Five YearsAs Ubuntu continues to grow, Shuttleworth doesn't see the open core model as a route for his company in the future. With open core, software vendors bundle commercial proprietary technology on top of an open source base. A study earlier this year from research firm 451 Group found that the open core business model was being used by 30 percent of open source vendors.
"Open core is not a model that appeals to us," Shuttleworth said. "I do think that the frenzy around the term open core is deeply misguided."
"I would be happier if we had an ecosystem where there was clear ownership and leadership of all of the major components," Shuttleworth said. "We have less to fear from potentially concentrated ownership of each individual component by separate authors, than we do from an ecosystem that can't organize itself, provide roadmaps and make investments."
Solid state disks (SSDs) made a splash in consumer technology, and now the technology has its eyes on the enterprise storage market. Download this eBook to see what SSDs can do for your infrastructure and review the pros and cons of this potentially game-changing storage technology.
- 1Linux Top 3: GNOME 3.12 and New Betas for Ubuntu 14.04 and OpenMandriva Lx 2014.0
- 2Linux Top 3: Linux 3.10 Goes Long, Linux 3.11 Advances as LXDE Merges
- 3Linux Top 3: Linus Lashes out, Linux 3.14 Gets PIE and Ubuntu One is Done.
- 4Linux Top 3: Ubuntu 14.04, Debian Gives Squeeze More Life and Red Hat Goes Atomic
- 5Linux Top 3: Linux 3.11, Kubuntu Goes Commercial