The strategic marketing paradigm of Open Source is a massively-parallel drunkard's walk filtered by a Darwinistic process.— Bruce Perens
The most unbelievable Bruce Perens quotes you will be delighted to read
No one cares what operating system you run as long as it stays up.
It's not about ego. Really. If it was ego, I'd be telling you about my awesome... oh, never mind.
But the most reliable indication of the future of Open Source is its past: in just a few years, we have gone from nothing to a robust body of software that solves many different problems and is reaching the million-user count. There's no reason for us to slow down now.
Before Ruby on Rails, web programming required a lot of verbiage, steps and time. Now, web designers and software engineers can develop a website much faster and more simply, enabling them to be more productive and effective in their work.
The world is beating a path to our door
Well, lets just say, if your VCR is still blinking 12:00, you dont want Linux.
It used to be that, when something strange happened, we'd hear on the news "Police believe this is the act of an isolated nut." On the internet there are no isolated nuts; whatever kind of nut you are, you can find fifty nuts in the world exactly like you.
The reason for the success of this somewhat communist-sounding strategy, while the failure of communism itself is visible around the world, is that the economics of information are fundamentaly different from those of other products.