This section contains white papers on various topics such as Linux
and Open Source. These articles are written by cWare authors.
This section also covers interesting events.
"...But the greatest advantage of OSS may be
its historical inevitability. In a white paper posted on the cWare
site ..., an anonymous author explains how centralization disenfranchises
people. Eventually, it limits freedom so much that a reaction
becomes certain. The Reformation arose in response to the centralized
Roman Catholic Church. PCs were a reaction to the priesthood of
the centralized mainframe.
And something will arise to free the entrepreneurial world from
the centralized control of the Wintel hegemony. I don't say that
in criticism of Microsoft and Intel, but in recognition of the
power of the urge to be free. As the anonymous cWare author says
"the more dominant Microsoft becomes, the more powerful the
reactive forces become, and the more fuel is fed to movements
such as Linux...."
...Linux carries a similar promise for the global software
community as the 1849 Gold Rush did for California. For software
products and projects, Linux is software gold....
does Linux win? Not by brandishing a larger sword, though brandish
a sword we must. Nor by building a better product, though build
a better product we will. Winning can only be accomplished by
the right balance of humility, responsibility, and technical superiority...