"In March of this year, representatives from more than 100
software companies met to discuss the state of open-source
software. Their conclusions are described in a 16-page report,
'2007 Open Source Think Tank: The Future of Commercial Open
Source,' which is free to download (PDF).
"The Open Source Think Tank report contains some surprising
conclusions. For instance, participants noted a growing similarity
in methods between open-source and proprietary software
development. They predicted some kind of convergence, where the
best of both approaches gets adopted in each camp..."