Why Some Open-Source Servers, Software Fail
May 19, 2010
The chasm is that point in the 'S' curve where a product is poised on the brink of mass market success or failure. According to this ZDNet Blog, Linux crossed the chasm on servers, but failed on desktops.
"It should also be noted here that many open source projects have no need, nor desire, to cross the chasm. The companies behind them are happy with a business sale, based on features and functions. Most Adobe and Eclipse projects are of this type."