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From Raul Kripalani <>
Subject Re: Passion and vigilance in open source
Date Tue, 22 Sep 2015 22:25:31 GMT
I beg to differ. From my point of view, OSS is bustling and it's funner
than ever. Partly responsible are tools like Github, as they've made
projects easily publishable and discoverable; they've demystified OSS and
made it even simpler for anyone to pitch in and contribute.

Moreover, huge services like Facebook, Twitter, Netflix and the likes keep
publishing innovative and exciting stuff often – which only contributes to
the fun. Take into account that most of the current IT trends (big data,
cloud, analytics, machine learning, IoT, etc.) have strong roots in OSS.

That said, it is true that we're seeing more business models built around
open source, dragging in more corporate horsepower into this world. I
definitely see a "corporatisation" of Open Source. I don't know if that's
what you meant with less fun and passion.

*Raúl Kripalani*
PMC & Committer @ Apache Ignite, Apache Camel | Integration, Big Data and
Messaging Engineer | | twitter: @raulvk

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 9:35 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:

> Jim,
> Is that really happening?  Is the fun leaving?  Or is it we are all just
> getting old and are forgetting the child-like wonder?
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 12:58 PM, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
> > Some of you may know that I've started a Vlog series on Youtube
> > around some topics I find interesting, mostly around open source.
> >
> > My latest is about the risks around open source today where the
> > fun and passion that used to exist around open source is drying
> > up or being discounted. Since Apache is one of the still remaining
> > oasis of open source being all about community and fun whilst still
> > changing the world, I'd like to ask for some thoughts from the
> > membership about their concerns, etc... that I can fold into the
> > 2nd part of this mini-series.
> >
> > If so, please contact me directly. I have set the Reply-To header
> > accordingly.
> >
> > Thx!
> >

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