The closed source enterprise is becoming a thing of the past

Posted by bob on Oct 14, 2013 9:30 AM EDT
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This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NC Andy Hunt is a successful author and publisher, programmer, and founder of the Agile Alliance. In this interview, he shares with us what drove him to open source and what it is that drives it in enterprise business today. "The old, proprietary operating system companies all died. Closed source programming languages are mostly dead," he says. "Open source isn't a novelty anymore, it's just a big part of how software is."  Andy also runs a publishing company with fellow open source development author, Dave Thomas. The Pragmatic Bookshelf has published close to 200 software development titles over the past ten years—all hand-picked with the thought that if they'd want to read it, you'd want to read it.

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