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Slashdot: Web Services and Open Source at OSCON

Jul 27, 2006, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jamie McCarthy)

"I spend a lot of time with my head buried in code, and every time I pick my head up it feels like the future is closer than I thought. So I like coming to OSCON. A week of looking ahead leaves me more confident I won't get future shock anytime soon. OSCON, like all conferences, is aimed at corporations, the intangible entities that send humans as their proxies. But open source has its roots in individuals working outside the corporation for their community of programmers. Are the two cultures coming together, or colliding? And how will the 'open source ideal' evolve, as the chief social act of programming changes from trading disks of source code to processing each others' data and mashing up web APIs...?"

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