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Strata, open source, and the invisible community

Mar 02, 2012, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

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"Money is here, too. Sort of. There is a lot of hype in the air, and when you start talking about customer bases with companies on the floor, there's not a sense of a lot of cash floating around. Yet. Still, the potential for financial gains zings through the air like a static charge. Everyone here is shuffling their feet on the metaphorical big data carpet, hoping to touch the right idea and get that pop! of fame and fortune.

"In these respects, history is repeating itself, and I actually find myself becoming a little melancholy for the days of Linux yore.

"But even as the inevitable comparisons ensue, there is one thing decidedly missing from the Strata Conference, and indeed the larger data ecosystem: community."

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