The Open Source Goat Rodeo hit the slopes again in 2009, this time at Alta and Snowbird, Utah.
Venture investing may be down, but the ideas around commercializing open source continue to bubble up.
The second edition of the Open Source Goat Rodeo took flight this week.
As cloud computing takes off, serious challenges to managing virtual servers in the cloud are cropping up. As virtualization via tools like Reductive Labs' gets sexy, so does IT management.
The economy is resetting to a lower level, which should benefit open source, not necessarily Microsoft and other proprietary vendors, which have an initial cost of more than nothing.