Open source originator: 'We have failed'

Failing to pay developers has led to corporate takeover, says Bruce Perens

John Leonard
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Bruce Perens: 'We have failed'
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Bruce Perens: 'We have failed'

Bruce Perens is angry. A veritable Jeremiah amid a throng of open source Pollyannas at OpenUK's State of Open Con 24 in London, the co-founder of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and the Open Source Definition, railed against what he sees as corporate capture of the movement he helped to kickstart.

"We have failed," he thundered. "We have created a great corporate welfare programme. Our users are the richest companies in the world. We've enabled companies like Google to be creative, but in co...

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