Sustainable Open Source – Where Are the Vendors?


Harvard Business Review has an article comparing old, crusty open source code to the Y2K ordeal. Go ahead and read it – it’s worth your time.

What if I told you that the entire NTP relies on the sole effort of a 61-year-old who has pretty much volunteered his own time for the last 30 years? His name is Harlan Stenn…

For a number of years Stenn has worked on a shoestring budget. He is putting in 100 hours a week to put patches on code, including requests from big corporations like Apple… And this has led to delays in fixing security issues and complaints.

Read more at OSEN