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Tim O'Reilly: 'Whole Web' is the OS of the future

Mar 19, 2010, 12:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"Open-source developers and businesses are focused on the wrong opportunity, according to industry luminary Tim O'Reilly. The future isn't programming for Linux or MySQL. The future is programming for the "whole Web."

"And it threatens to be controlled by open-source savvy, data-rich companies like Google.

"On Wednesday in San Francisco, O'Reilly closed the first day of the Open Source Business Conference by shaking up some comfortable assumptions of the open-source commercial ecosystem, which has tended to focus on commoditizing established markets with low-cost, high-value distribution, all driven by open-source licensing."

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