Meet the next open-source stars

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 3, 2013 3:17 AM EDT
Network World; By Jon Gold
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The world of open-source software, by design, is something of a collective. Instead of well-defined teams of developers working on a project for pay, open-source software is the result of an amorphous community making contributions – some good, some bad. Everyone is part of the project, everyone has a stake. Despite the collective nature of the process, there are some obvious stars in the open-source firmament. Linus Torvalds invented the Linux kernel. Richard Stallman came up with the philosophy of free software. But what about the next generation of open-source leaders? Here’s a look at six whose names you might want to remember.

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