By Paul Tingey
Paul Parkinson’s recent post Linux in Aerospace and Defense
outlined some of the questions being raised about the adoption of Linux
in missions critical applications. Of course as Linux has evolved over
the last few years, it’s "suitability for purpose" has been questioned
by just about everyone who has come into contact with it.
This analysis often leads to one of two outcomes as mentioned in
Paul’s post; you either love it or you hate it. However, it’s
interesting to note that this love or hate relationship often extends
to the whole notion of open source in general.