"There's no shortage of open source programmers out there.
According to a recent study of 5,000 developers by the research
firm IDC, fully 71 percent said they used open source software, and
half reported that use of open source was increasing within their
"Outside of coding, however, few fields of endeavor have
embraced open source practices on their own. Last week I mentioned
how Sun and others have begun experimenting with open source
practices for chip design, but if you stray from the realm of
computing, you'll be hard pressed to find examples of similar
principles in practice..."