Random Sampler: Digium's double, Linux desktops, and more
A random look around the web to see what's going on.
I'm falling behind on the blogging (Hey, it's my end of quarter!) but thought these articles/posts were too good to let slip:
- Digium is apparently doubling revenue each year. Given that it was doing $10 million (at least) two years ago, if memory serves, we may be looking at our next open-source IPO.
- Red Hat received kudos from Gartner and Forrester. In particular, Forrester's report has an awesome statistic: "86 percent of JBoss users are confident that it can handle their largest workloads." I guess presence, not absence, makes the heart grow fonder.
- Shlomfish tackles the age-old question of "What makes software high quality?" It has an exhaustive answer worth plowing through.
- The 451 Group suggests that the real Linux desktop race has just begun, with Linux trumping Windows in ultraportables. Worth watching.
Finally, Aggiorno discovers that most of the Fortune 500 fail to use web standards properly, noting "rendering web pages is such a complex task because of the lack of use of standards." Amen.
That's it for now. I'm caught up! Well, sort of. There are a few posts I'm itching to get out on Bitrock, Microsoft, and a few others, but I may have to do those late tonight.