Many of us declared victory for open source years ago, once it came to dominate key industry trends like big data, mobile, and cloud.
But the real sign of winning is when mainstream enterprises talk about open source as part of their earnings calls. Once open source becomes a key component of financial performance, the momentum is unstoppable. For a large financial services company to publicly acknowledge the importance of open source to its services is a big deal.
As Google, Facebook, and other web giants know, open source (often coupled with cloud) gives enterprises the flexibility to innovate faster. To do it well, companies must invest in developers who contribute code. That’s open source done right.