How open source is outliving the hype 13 years later

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Dec 4, 2012 2:27 AM EDT; By Bryan Cheung
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Open source as a buzzword has lost much of its buzz. It’s not quite as dead as "SOA," but it’s definitely been supplanted by today’s favorites: the Cloud, Mobile, and Big Data. Open source's demise as a hype label was inevitable—it’s hard to fake giving away your software for free (although there were more than a few companies over the years that were called out for being "faux-open source" with their freemium models or commercial licenses to the code). Thankfully, "open source" has outlived the hype to provide real value to the industry and to customers.

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