Open Source in 2010: Nine Predictions
Dec 30, 2009, 23:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"Even though this is the end of the decade only for
those who can't count, retrospectives seem more common than
predictions in the last days of 2009. Or maybe, after a year of
recession, all the pundits are nervous about the future.
"But, never being one to follow a trend or get nostalgic, I
prefer to look ahead to what the next year holds for open source
software. Everything always happens ten times faster in open source
than in mainstream computing, but, even by open source standards,
2010 promises to be an interesting year.
"We can take for granted, I think, that open source will
continue to gain popularity. 2010 will not be the fabled Year of
the Linux Desktop, but we should continue to see the same slow,
steady increase in adoption of the past decade.
"But what else? Let me prove my foolhardiness and make nine
specific predictions about what to expect in 2010 in open source
communities, technology, and business:"
- Unlocked, Google-Branded Phone Coming Jan. 5?(Dec 30, 2009)
- Red Hat Ditches Itanium in Upcoming Enterprise Release(Dec 22, 2009)
- 10 Linux-based Technologies to Look for in 2010(Dec 22, 2009)
- Web Winners and Losers in 2009(Dec 19, 2009)
- Top Ten Bad Tech Predictions for 2009(Dec 18, 2009)
- My kid will, in fact, do it with Ubuntu (and other 2010 predictions)(Dec 18, 2009)
- Open source, Linux set for unheralded coronation in 2010(Dec 17, 2009)
- Linux Is Regaining Netbook Market Share Quickly(Dec 06, 2009)
- 10 security threats to watch out for in 2009(Mar 26, 2009)