A quasi-comprehensive look at open source in 2007: Part 2

2007 brought a rash of changes to the open-source

2007 was such a massive year for open source that I've had to divide it up into two posts. 2006 was relatively easy to encapsulate in one post. Not so 2007. Enterprise adoption of open source was in full bloom. The analysts were all over open source in 2007. And then there was Microsoft....

I covered January through June in my last post . This one covers July through December. It's surprising just how much happened this past year:

July

August

September

October

November

December

That's the year. While the proprietary world consolidates the open-source world expands its footprint and deepens its roots within enterprises across the globe. There has never been a better time to work in the open-source economy. What a fantastic year this has been.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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