We’re coming into the holidays and the end of the year, a natural time to think about everything that could go wrong in the new year. Here’s what I’m going to worry about in 2018, and what other developers should worry about too!If you thought that 2016 was tough and that 2017 was a wild ride, get in your bunker and wait out 2018—because it is going to make 2016 and 2017 look like the dot-com boom years! (How seriously should you take my worries? Let my worries for 2017 be your guide!)[ Discover 2017’s best open source software for enterprise: The Bossie Award winners. | Track the latest trends in open source with InfoWorld’s Open Source Report newsletter. ]
Worry No. 1: FCC chairman Ajit Pai
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai serves his masters at Verizon and Comcast well.
I’ve written about some of his antics, which include rolling back net neutrality to letting Verizon (his former employer) and Comcast spy on you.
If you work in software and not in infrastructure, this man is not working for you.

Expect even more consumer-predatory deregulation and regulation next year due to Pai’s efforts.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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