Signs of strength in open source

Summary:The point is that we who report on the open source world, as well as those of you who live in it, have a natural impatience. We see the glass as half-empty all the time. But it's also half-full.

Glass half full
Despite everything its opponents say or do, despite even the occasional ineffectuality of its supporters, open source continues to move forward. (That's an iced tea glass, from Jason Shellen.)

Every day's news brings more evidence:

This is not an exhaustive list. All these stories are fairly fresh at the time I'm writing about them.

The point is that we who report on the open source world, as well as those of you who live in it, have a natural impatience. We see the glass as half-empty all the time. But it's also half-full.

In fact I'd say it's much more than half-full.

Topics: Open Source

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Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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