Read more /. than usual this morning, due to the posting
about the Economic Slump. That is rather relevant to the
LI marketing plan, so I thought it appropriate to see what
/.'ers are saying. I found it interesting that the one
group I think is most likely to make money isn't
So, for what it's worth, here are my thoughts of what will
happen in the next two years:
- OS developers are writing code like crazy, and will
continue to develop highly functional (if ugly and difficult
to implement) applications and to contribute to the function
and security of the Linux kernel.
- Hardware companies will continue to sell powerful,
complex implementation platforms that run increasingly
complex applications in specialized markets.
- M$ will keep demanding more and more of their
customers' private information, in exchange for money and
ease of use (the major weakness of OSS is ease of use IMHO)
- ISVs will build vertical applications which function on
Unix and Linux platforms, and will leverage the specialized
skills of their channels for implementation
- Consultants (VARs) will be called upon to implement the
Open Source alternatives that continue to evolve into more
and more functional and secure alternatives to M$ products.
LI can help by building resources for developers and OEMs to
connect with Open Source and Linux-compatible vertical
market players. The players we target can be: ISVs, VARs,
and users who are looking for solutions.
Spent the rest of my day cooking, baking, and cleaning, so
not much else to say.....