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InfoWorld: A CTO Gives Thanks

Nov 28, 2002, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chad Dickerson)

"Thanksgiving is upon us, and I'm already counting my blessings despite a tough year for IT. Although 2002 has been a difficult year, there are plenty of things to be thankful for in the world of IT. As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful for several things...

"Open-source development continues to make my job easier by providing solid solutions that work both technically and financially. During the boom times, a common job benefit and recruiting tool of the CTO was to sanction work on open-source projects during company time. Now that the economy has tightened, I don't hear much about this kind of arrangement any more, yet the quality of work in the open-source community continues to be impressive because of the passion of developers committed to improving technology despite a harsh macroeconomic environment..."

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