In 1993 when I began working on Linux projects, the goal of the OSS community was to help enable and encourgage Linux use. Over the past 25 years I have personally
witnessed the massive growth of Linux world wide.
In articles such as Substantial Growth in New Zealand,
I pointed out the dramatic adoption rate of Linux for the enterprise. Proving once and for all that Linux in Enterprise Is Already Prime Time.
During the past decade, working to help encourage the use of Linux with governments and education NGOs, I had the privilege of meeting incredibly talented people
like CII-Shiksha leader Narinder Bhatia in India. There the honourable DR. A.P.J. ABDUL KALAM, former President of India, attended the Shiksha Awards Ceremony to launch one of Indias
prime e-learning portals - driven on the power of Linux.
During those years, many of us in the community fought hard to help industry leaders and government CTOs see the validity of Linux use,
trying to help them see they were Underestimating the Mission Critical Role of Linux.
Thankfully, today Linux is ubiquitous across industries, applied in almost every major solution including the many industry leading projects. This global success of Linux is a direct result
of the substantial number of incredibly talented and professional people working day to day with Linux. They drive the industries and the scaling of solutions that I expressed in my COMPUTERWORLD article: The delicate art of enterprise scaling.
As we begin 2018, I hope that everyone in the OSS community takes a moment to reflect on how amazingly far we have come and how thoroughly Linux drives our solutions and our enterprises today!
I commend each and every person who, through their tenacity, blood and sweat, have contributed to the success of Linux and the world of technology. The next 25 years are going to be just as intense, fast paced and remarkable thanks to the greatness of the people within the global OSS community.
Senior Editor Reallylinux.com