The Open Source Convention of 2008 has closed its doors. It might not have been right to count our gains and losses during the conference, but it is time and timely, to do so.
The first of all lessons was the increasing number of attendance from Africa. The word increasing may look absurd, because it does not mean from 20 to 50 or even from 10 to 25, but at least it means from 3 to 8.
In one week the open source community will meet at OSCON. I'll be part of a panel - Open Source, Open World - that will discuss the success and challenges for open source worldwide. Danese Cooper, that is hosting the panel, asked the participants to list a few questions that we should discuss on the panel.
This report is a summary of Zak Greant's Open Source Initiative activities for the weeks of March 30th to April 5th and April 6th to 12th, 2008.
... based on an extensive screening of software companies, with more than 700 responses.
Analysis shows that close to 50% of the software industry integrate OSS components into vertical solutions serving all major business sectors.
In addition, more than 30% of the companies using OSS components have over 40% of their income from OSS related services or software.
This report is a summary of Zak Greant's Open Source Initiative activities for the week of March 23rd to 29th, 2008.