December 8, 2008
Stage Two of Open Source Evolution
We have always said that Open Source could likely follow the evolution pattern of the PC's introduction during the mainframe era. PC's slowly "oozed" into the workplace. Lots of mistakes were made in the early stages of PC evolution, mostly by firms who tried to do it on their own and were being too careless or too creative. The landscape was littered with bad implementations, dangerous security, and more bad practices than good. Plenty of vendors were born out of necessity - making their living bouncing from client to client like ancient story-tellers moving village-to-village sharing the sacred secrets.
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