The Light of the Open Source World to Come

Dana Blankenhorn | Open Source Delivers | January 4, 2012

This year we’ll find that control has been achieved. With the cloud. Because if 2012 is the year of the enterprise cloud, it’s also the year of open source’s final triumph. Clouds are the first secular change in enterprise technology born after open source. Big companies have had a decade to grow accustomed to open source economics. They like what they see.

They’re not going to give all that up for something called “cloud” if it doesn’t give them the control and cost visibility they’ve just started to obtain. They’re not going to be fooled, they’re not going to surrender, just because their biggest vendors say they should.