"I'm sitting in Kettleman City, Calif.'s answer to the Mos
Eisley Spaceport, trying to make sense of the past year from an
open source perspective."
"This place seems about as good as any to reflect on the
past 12 months. Like most of the people stopping here to fill up
their gas tanks and grab an In-N-Out double animal burger for the
road, the open source community, or at least the businesses around
open source software, seems to be in a hurry to reach an unclear
"Gone is the talk about changing the software industry as we
know it. In its place stands a familiar set of the goals: earning
money, building market share, maximizing shareholder return and, of
course, keeping an even keel in case this New Economy thing was
everything it was made out to be three years ago."
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