Open source has officially been a thing for 20 years now.

Did anyone notice?No, really.

For something as revolutionary as open source, you’d think it would have changed the way all software is developed, sold, and distributed. Unfortunately for those party planners looking to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of open source, it hasn’t—changed software, that is.

For most developers, most of the time, software remains stubbornly proprietary.[ Discover 2017’s best open source software for enterprise: The Bossie Award winners. | Free tools! Get the most out of Windows with 15 open source tools for system admins. ]
What has changed in 20 years is the narrative about software. We’re now comfortable with the idea that software can, and maybe should, be open source without the world ending.

The actual opening of that source, however, is something to tackle in the next 20 years.To read this article in full, please click here

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