The Other Third

I’ve just arrived in Phoenix for the Gartner Open Source Summit and to get a chance to see how the other third lives - I’ve spoken to OSS developers at ApacheCon, OSS users and extenders at EclipseWorld and now I’m going to get a chance to talk to Directors of IT Planning, Directors on Information Services, Lead Technical Architects and suchlike. This, I should add, is the same Gartner from which an SVP went on record last year saying that open source could have a damaging impact on software innovation. We’ll see if the opinion has changed - from my own perspective, it would appear that the total opposite is true. Also, this is my first time in Arizona. It’s 100°F (a change from 59°F in Dublin) and I’m delighted to see that the skies do indeed have lots of little fluffy clouds.