Tim O’Reilly: Open Source Purists Trying to Answer the Wrong Question

Article Source The Open Road
June 15, 2009, 8:07 am

Of the formative figures in open source, Richard Stallman, Linus Torvalds, and Eric Raymond loom large. Arguably, however, few have had as much of a disruptive force as Tim O’Reilly, who has helped to create the open-source market and has spent the last six years reshaping it with his seminal “Open Source Paradigm Shift” and other articles.

In an engaging and informative recent TWiT podcast, O’Reilly revisits the theme. It doesn’t break new ground (for O’Reilly), but does highlight, and render somewhat meaningless, the fissures currently running through the open-source community…