- Netscape the company failed because it couldn’t compete commercially with a free browser bundled with the dominate desktop OS of the time. But their gift of the Mozilla (aka Netscape Navigator & Mail) source code to the Internet community and founding of the Mozilla Foundation has produced Firefox which now enjoys a 30% “market share” by some metrics.
- Linux has not failed in the market. According to ZDNet Research Windows commands 65-70% of the corporate server operating system market, while the Linux share stands at 15-20%. Currently, Linux server shipments represent the fastest-growing segment of the market. Fastest growing doesn’t sound like a failure.