Last Wednesday, at the kind invitation of the folks from Eclipse, I had the opportunity to sit with more august company – Justin Erenkrantz (Apache), Mårten Mickos (Eucalyptus), and Jason van Zyl (Maven/Sonatype) – on a panel charged with debating the future of open source. Among the questions posed to us was this: is the future of open source going to be based on communities such as Apache and Eclipse or will it be based on companies that sell open source?
My reply? Neither. It’s Github.
Stephen O’Grady does a great job of articulating why github is fundamentally changing the nature of open source development. It meshes well with my own thoughts on the matter.