One way to look at it

Bruce Perens, creator of the Open Source Definition, published his State of Open Source Message: A New Decade for Open Source.  It's worth reading, but not inspiring.  I work within the open source community every day, and while I agree with much of what he writes, I didn't get to the end and feel a sense of "A New Decade:"

"Had you asked me in on that day in 1998 how far I thought this phenomenon would go, I would not have come close to predicting the success that exists today."
Tell me more about that, Bruce.  I know there is more you could say, and I wish you had.  Open source needs to accept its mainstream status and start defining itself on its own terms, rather than continuing to speak from a position of contrast to the status quo.

At any rate, I'm grateful to people like Bruce who made it possible for me to do the work I love so much and not have to apologize for it.

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