Why OpenSource is the thing that changes the world

During a TED conference back in 2005, Yochai Benkler gave a great talk about why OpenSource and the whole social production schemas we saw emerging during the last years are a revolution as big as the transition of agricultural societies into the industrial age.

We in the OpenSource crowd of course know that our path is leading to a bright future. But if you go out and randomly select one of the many OpenSource community members to explain, why this thing is THE BIG THING, you probably end up drowned in words but you wont be smarter than before. Until now, I haven’t found a explanation as clear and simple as the one given in this 17 minutes talk.

Watch theĀ  recorded conference talk.

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After working as all-hands guy and lead developer on Pentaho Reporting for over an decade, I have learned a thing or two about report generation, layouting and general BI practices. I have witnessed the remarkable growth of Pentaho Reporting from a small niche product to a enterprise class Business Intelligence product. This blog documents my own perspective on Pentaho Reporting's development process and our our steps towards upcoming releases.