On the ‘net: Is Proprietary Dead?
A new age of openness is coming upon us. At least that’s what we’re being told. For instance — “The reign of closed solution suites is over, shifting to the rise of open, heterogeneous software ecosystems.” Maybe it’s my 30 years in the information technology business (how many people remember Thomas-Conrad ARCnet hardware?), but I’m not convinced. It’s worth taking a moment to consider the case. —CircleID