Here’s a great article on CIO.com about how open source technology is taking over the software world.
There was an incredible amount of propaganda in the late 90’s about how unsafe and unstable open source technology is. I personally bought the hype back then. Luckily, I shook it off and it seems more and more people are starting to realize open source is the key to innovation and the future of technology.
It’s been recognized that software is eating the world,” said Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners. “Our survey points to the fact that open source is eating the software world.”
Historically, the primary reason one opted for open source tech was cost. Open source is free so that makes sense. However, this article points out that now, this is actually only the 3rd largest motivator for choosing open source. What are the top two?
- Freedom from vendor lock in