Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

5 key forces driving open source today

Filed under
OSS

Nearly 15 years since the term "open source" was first applied, the trends driving the open source movement are not the same. Back then, price advantage, direct differentiation on licensing versus proprietary software, adoption-led marketing by innovative entrepreneurs, and market reaction against an ever more abusive monopolist were key factors shaping the direction of open source.

Today's open source movement is more mature, and the trends underlining it are more nuanced and widely engaged. The revolution has had a meaningful impact, and to treat open source as if it is still about saving a few bucks on a software license or socking it to Microsoft is to misunderstand how far the open source movement has come.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

Brocade Unveils Vyatta SDN Controller

The new controller, which will launch in November, is based on the upcoming "Helium" release from OpenDaylight. Brocade in November will launch a software-defined networking controller based on the OpenDaylight Foundation's upcoming "Helium" release and which will represent the vendor's latest move to grow its Vyatta platform. Read more

Six Clicks: Androids Apps on Chromebooks

Recently Google started making it possible to run Android apps on Chromebooks. For now, there are only four applications, but developers looking into the code have already found that porting their applications to Android on Chrome will require almost no effort. With over a million Android apps waiting in the wings, Chromebooks are about to become even more of a true rival to Windows PCs. Read more

Mentor Embedded Linux ready to roll on AMD SoCs

Mentor Graphics has begun shipping Mentor Embedded Linux for AMD’s new Steppe Eagle, Crowned Eagle, and Bald Eagle G-Series and R-Series SoCs. Read more

Today in Techrights