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Myth: All open source software(OSS) is Linux.

Fact: When people mentioned OSS, the quick and common assumption about it is that OSS only runs on the Linux operating system.

While open source and Linux are often seen together, open source applications are not exclusive to it. OSS projects are written for Windows and Macintosh operating systems as well, not just for Linux.

OSS works on platforms beyond these three as well which makes sense as OSS, at its core, is for everyone.

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At Google in addition to relying on Linux for its servers, Google has its very own Linux desktop distribution.

For more than a decade, Google has been baking and eating its own homemade Linux desktop distribution. The first version was Goobuntu. You can guess from the name, it was based on Ubuntu.

In 2018, Google moved its in-house Linux desktop from the Goobuntu to a new Linux distro, the Debian-based gLinux. Why? Because, as Google explained,
“Ubuntu's Long Term Support (LTS) two-year release "meant that we had to upgrade every machine in our fleet of over 100,000 devices before the end-of-life date of the OS."


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🏦 A look at the market – the success of open-source businesses.

The Open-Source Gold Rush, Success Stories:
In the last years there have been many open-source success stories, e.g., Kubernetes, MongoDB, Kafka, elastic, Cloudera, etc. are very successful. There seemingly is a lot of money in open-source businesses.

How do you build a business on open source:
There are two major methodologies of building a business on open source:

1👉 using open-source software for free and building something around it to earn money.

2👉 Developing a solution and open sourcing it or parts of it as part of the business. model.

Successful (Sample) examples of supporting the open-source projects (Coopetition).

🏆 Kubernetes was donated by google to the open-source community to make it a better baseline.

Now it is a de-facto container solution for almost all Cloud Solutions providers (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba, Huawei) to build their own flavor of Cloud services on top of it.

🎖Drone-code foundation (DF) is enabling the development of drone software so companies can use their resources to innovate further.

Why Companies Participate in Open-Source Software Projects?

The General answer: it is a time of “coopetition” than competitions to survive as a tech company, to build their foundations and produce a product on top of it.

The question often asked is, why wouldn’t they want to keep all of their software proprietary or only task their employees to work on their proprietary software?

The definite answer is that it is about organizations coming together to collectively solve common problems so they can separately innovate and differentiate on top of the common baseline.

They see that they are better off pooling resources to make the baseline better. Sometimes it is called “coopetition.”

It generally means that while companies may be in competition with each other in certain areas, they can still cooperate on others.

That is the big reason, Open-source software (OSS) has transformed our world and become the backbone of our digital economy and the foundation of our digital world – It’s in our phones, our cars, our airplanes, our homes, our businesses, and our governments.

Huawei, Intel, Google, Red Hat, Facebook, Canonical and Samsung are among the top contributors to Linux kernel development in recent years.

Distribution of supercomputers in the TOP500 list by country (Top 5 only)

China has the most number of supercomputers , followed by USA.

Did You know ?
* Linux runs on 100% of world’s top 500 fastest supercomputers.

Currently the latest TOP500 list is the 59th, published in June 2022, USA's Frontier is the world's most powerful supercomputer (591,872 CPU cores)

If Linux is Open Source(“Free”) it will be fair to think-Since the Linux source code is publicly available, doesn’t that make it insecure? Can’t hackers go through the source code, find vulnerabilities and attack it?

Yes, it is possible? But at the same time, the source code is also available for scrutiny by good-willed developers. Ethical hackers are always on the lookout to find any security loophole in Linux and report it to be patched before any bad actor can misuse it.

But what about viruses and malware? Well, Linux doesn’t enable root privileges for all its users – unless manually granted by you (the root). It becomes virtually impossible for any threat like viruses or malware to attack the core of the system.

Linux is also the operating system of choice if you’re worried about your online footprint. Almost all the popular Linux distros respect your privacy and won’t spy – let alone store or collect – any of your personal data.

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