The future is wide open
Jan 13, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Here we are, at the front of a new year and decade. For open
source software, the refined fuel that has enabled many of the
incredible information technology happenings of the previous
decade, the future is, well, wide open.
"The rising tide of cloud computing combined with shifting
strategies in the enterprise space will surely bring much
excitement to the open source arena and the players within. Rather
than reflect, or predict on the future state of open source, I'd
like to take an opportunity to make a few requests to maintain the
success of open source.
"I am hopeful for a period of concentration and not necessarily
consolidation. Let's face it, open source contributors do not
always make good custodians. We are generally "shiny object"
chasing individuals, and when bound in collective, it is very
difficult for us to look backwards-or even to think in terms of