"In an upcoming InfoWorld feature, we explore a set of
interrelated themes that Andy Singleton has identified under the
rubric of 'IT deflation:' a global pool of talent, a surplus of
software components (often freely available), and the research and
communication skills necessary to translate these resources into IT
"We interviewed Andy for the story, and I talked to a number of
others as well. One especially useful perspective was Brian
Behlendorf's. As co-founder of both the Apache Software Foundation
and then CollabNet, Brian observes the confluence of open source
and outsourcing from a unique vantage point. He believes, and I
agree, that we should embrace the reality that software projects
are not separable from the people who work on them..."
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