Open source at a ‘tipping point’

One From Newsforge has Brian Behlendorf, founder and CTO of CollabNet and president of the Apache Software Foundation, believes that open source is at — or slightly past — what he calls “the tipping point.”

He says It is an idea with an unstoppable course. For ideas like this to be unstoppable, they must reach critical mass and not have any restraints. Open source is one of these ideas.

I don’t think we’re there yet in the LIS world but I know people are working on it with sites like OSS4lib and /usr/lib/info.