"The eighth annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON)
continued yesterday with more tutorials, the O'Reilly Radar
Executive Briefing, the Open Source Awards, and Larry Wall's State
of the Onion report.
"The Executive Briefing started off with Tim O'Reilly discussing
Web 2.0 and the challenges it poses for open source. Specifically,
O'Reilly discussed what it means to be 'open' when companies are
not distributing the code, but hosting services that are widely
accessible. A huge crop of popular applications, such as Google
Mail and Search, del.icio.us, and Flickr, are 'free' to use, but
their source code remains behind closed data center doors..."