Because open source is now a fixture in the enterprise, a lot of dreams are going to come true next year.
Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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Enemies are useful. They get your juices going. They give you something to push back against. They help you gain allies. Ask any political blogger.
If Google's stance means anything it means they won't give in to cynicism, that they will at least continue struggling with these questions, and seeking the greater good.
There's a lot more to do in codifying all this, and getting all colleges (as well as major companies) to sign off. But the initial list of sponsors -- IBM, Stanford, Cisco, MIT -- is promising.
This new service economy is truly transformative, and not just for those interested in profit.
Let's cut the need for lawyers in open source. I think this is an achievable goal.
I guess, as Bill Clinton might have said, it depends on what the meaning of our, are.
Perens' predictions are based on the better technology winning, and no one being able to "game" the outcome to suit their own agenda.
Would any of Wikipedia's critics publish the criticism in as detailed and factual a way as Wikipedia has?
Letting the light in is not anarchy. A demand of consensus is not mob rule. It's the scientific method in action.