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Seeing the future clearly - Crystal ball gazing and open source transparency

Posted by Michael Harvey on January 9, 2008 9:25 AM EST
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There's nothing like some good press to start the year off. This week Reuters has highlighted the work of the Open Solutions Alliance in its story "Open-Source Chief Executives Make 2008 Predictions". This article picks up a quote from our CEO, David Richards, about international differences in open source, stating that in 2008 Asia will likely see a rapid open source adoption.

In the article Palamida's Mark Tolliver also echoes one of the concepts behind the OSA, stating, "Watch for consolidation among open source organizations as a way to strengthen their offerings and development efforts as well as acquisitions of open source market leaders by large commercial vendors who have a desire to expand their market reach and revenue stream". You can read the full Reuters article here.

On the topic of the OSA, Enterprise Open Source magazine has featured a Concursive presentation I gave at the SOA World Conference entitled "The Customer is Listening: What are we saying" in which I review what companies are really looking from technology solutions and how some companies can confuse the issues with open source smoke and mirrors. I think that in 2008 open source will continue its rise in popularity to at point where people will stop questioning if something is open source or not, they'll only question if it works.

You can view the video and read the article on the Enterprise OpenSource Magazine site.

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