One of my favorite sayings is, “Open source software is as much about people as it is about technology.” This week in Santa Clara, CA over one hundred people active in the open source Xen hypervisor community – largely developers and power users – gathered to discuss the state of the popular open source hypervisor. Read more
Over the last 15 years I have been an avid user and “developer” (actually more of a facilitator) of open source software. Read more
The Fountainhead, is a reference to Ayn Rand's novel that asserts ego is what drives human progress and that the moral ideal is an end unto itself, not the pursuit of wealth. A fountainhead is also an abundant source; in the case of this column hopefully an abundant source of open source information.
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Disclosure: Mark Hinkle is an investor in open source management company Zenoss and employed by Citrix Systems, Inc., which partners with numerous open source and other vendors. He also has served as an advisor to MindTouch and SourceForge.net and often provides guidance to other open source entities.