Geoffrey Moore on Open Source Computing

Ross Mayfield blogs about a talk given by Geoffrey Moore at OSBC:

He takes uses audience to place products.

* Linux Server OS is passing through tornado.
* Linux Client OS is in early adopter phase
* Embedded Linux is in Early market
* Firefox is in the chasm (this is progress, it means you have achieved a constituency in the early market and you need to appeal to new constituencies, some don’t want to go there [e.g. plugin madness])
* MySQL is in the Bowling Alley — a persistent economic entity, which allows people to build out infrastructure on top if it
* JBoss — late market
* Apache — late market
* Enterprise Consulting — main street
* Support Services — main street

Open source’s most important role is to commodities context processes so people can extract them and re-purpose them for the core.

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