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Open Source – A Sign of Things to Come?

24.8.2009 by Pingu

Traditionally, change is brought about by ideas, contributions, team work and communities. This is no less so in IT. Just a few years ago software and applications were seen as magical entities and few people understood how they worked. This lack of understanding inevitably led to problems like users being locked into applications that vendors no longer promoted, even while they continued to collect support fees. But now, as our lives plunge into the digital, people are more understanding of how applications work and in turn more able and willing to contribute to the science of IT. Today online organisations…