Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Open source software predictions in 2008

Dave Rosenberg’s latest post predicts what he envisions happening in 2008 with the software industry. He sees that the only way to start a company that involves software is to have it enable open sources or SAAS.

Some of the major things he sees for open source are:
-- Break-out stars (like MySQL)
--Consolidation by big vendors (like Oracle) or stronger OSS players (like Red Hat)
-- Fire sales at the companies that got funded but couldn't make it happen.

Dave also expects to see more business people becoming involved with the open source scene, and that business models will become more prevalent when it comes to the industry. What do you foresee happening this year?

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