The Linux Desktop and Standards
Novell CTO Jeff Jaffe makes a good point about the Linux desktop and vendor lock in in this article in eWeek.
Jaffe added that it is interesting that for many years now the number one mantra for CIOs was avoiding vendor lock-in, which had driven things like standards and Posix.
“It is very interesting that there is this one part of the industry where that has not quite happened. But I think deep inside their DNA they do not want vendor lock-in,” Jaffe said.
“When the Linux desktop is at a level that they no longer question its value, when that happens, the instinct of every corporate IT manager is to go to the thing that is open,” he said.