"We've seen the rise of open source software in the enterprise
and also beyond the IT industry, but the real keys to openness and
its advantages in today's technology world -- where efficient use
of cloud computing and supporting services are paramount -- exist
in open application programming interfaces, or APIs.
Open source software continues to be a critical part of software
development, systems administration, IT operations and more, but
much of the action in leveraging modern cloud computing and
services-based infrastructures centers on APIs. Open APIs are the
new open source.