"At conferences I'm often asked, 'What is the state of open
source?' I usually toss out some variation of my 'Opensville'
analogy. Today I thought I'd elaborate on the analogy in my first
"Nestled between Proprietary and Freedomberg, Opensville is a
utopia. Everyone who lives in the adjacent cities spends their free
time in Opensville. The parks are beautiful, the shopping is
amazing, and the nights are pure Vegas. Sounds like a great place,
huh? One problem: no one actually wants to live there. No one wants
to pay the taxes or put in the effort it takes to keep the city
running. Welcome to Opensville, population zero..."