The changing economics of open source

The past several months has seen an unusually high level of commotion in the open source community, largely focused on the economics of who — and how we — should pay for ‘free’ software. But this isn’t just some geeky flame war, what’s at stake here is business critical for vast swathes of the business world. … continue reading

How to build a platform for business value

As an industry we’ve been talking about platforms for a very long time. Everyone thinks they need one but many people don’t know why. Perhaps more concerning, many organizations build them and then don’t realize the value they expected. This trend was reinforced by the recently published Technology Radar — Thoughtworks’ biannual look at the tech … continue reading Protection Status